Harley Benton HBO-850 Classic Black

Roundback Nylon String Guitar

  • Cutaway
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: ABS with Super Shallow Bowl
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Fretboard radius: 400 mm
  • 23 Frets
  • Snowflake fretboard inlays
  • Multiply ABS body bindings
  • ABS neck bindings
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 45 mm
  • Bridge: Blackwood
  • Open Gear Classic machine heads
  • Dual-Action truss rod
  • HB Medium tension nylon strings
  • Incl. pickup system with 3-band EQ
  • Colour: High gloss black
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Further Information

Top Spruce
Back and Sides Plastic
Cutaway Yes
Body Depth Super Shallow
Fretboard Roseacer
Nut width in mm 45,00 mm
Frets 23
Pickup System Yes
Colour Black
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Beyond expectation

Paganini, 10.04.2018
I would have no problem to gig with it straight out of the box.
Pros:
-Sound is in my opinion great acoustically.
-Neck feels more like an electric guitar than a typical classical, which for me works much better.
-Built quality, in terms of looks and playability is excellent.
Cons: (there aren't any really, but just some heads up)
Plugged in, the sound is not really that great, kind of shallow sounding to my ears at least, but the electronics are easily replaced, and considering the price of the instrument, it's great!
Body ornaments were not glued properly, so they need a bit of work. Also the holes could be a tiny bit better looking, but that's nitpicking.
Overall, it would be a great instrument for three times the price, so I'm very satisfied with it.
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Quality and Harley Benton?

BenReever, 03.12.2017
First of all a few nice things:
A roundback with its characteristic sound, and that also with nylon strings and a wide bridge, can be called the sneeze product.
Exactly what I was looking for. To hear the sound of a roundback without the pains of a steel string guitar, or not to know how to fold the fingers in the A major in order to keep it clean by using too narrow Western necks.
And then the whole thing in an attractive design for a hammer price ... Try it!
The disillusionment, however, followed after delivery. I do not expect a flawless instrument from HB is simply a matter of price, but glue residue on the back of the neck as a skid brake is a pity. And the frets are excessively sharp on the sides ... too bad.
I do not want to talk about smaller and larger paint defects and the badly glued leaf decorations, because that is nothing serious and as I said flawlessness is not to be expected in this price range (for me).
Finally, the sound and the playability.
The position of the strings is very good, balanced for powerful guitars and easy gripping, the strings are well, OE quality but okay.
And sonically, this Roundback is exactly what I was looking for, the full yet mid-heavy "guttural" exactly matches my idea. Good for supporting singers in folk pieces and sometimes suitable for a campfire evening or classic plucking.
The pickup and EQ is state of the art, typically piezo. An integrated tuner would be awesome!

The conclusion:
For the money you get a balanced, easily playable roundback with some small more or less disturbing flaws.

I'll work on my neck and fingerboard and have a lot of fun with the new and beautiful sound.
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Roundback Nylon String Guitar Cutaway, Top: Spruce, Body: ABS with Super Shallow Bowl, Neck: Mahogany, Neck profile: Modern C, Fretboard: Roseacer, Fretboard radius: 400 mm, 23 Frets, Snowflake...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Nut width in mm: 45,00 mm
  • Frets: 23
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 22
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Nut width in mm: 45,00 mm
  • Frets: 23
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Blue
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 22
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Harley Benton HBO-850 Classic Natural

Acoustic Guitar with Nylons Strings Model: Roundback with cutaway, Top: spruce, Body: ABS Super Shallow Bowl, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Roseacer, Fretboard radius: 400 mm, 23 Frets, Snow-flake...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Nut width in mm: 45,00 mm
  • Frets: 23
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Harley Benton HBO-850NT

Steel String Guitar Design: Roundback with cutaway, Top: Spruce, ABS body with super shallow bowl, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood), 24 Frets, Cream coloured...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 22
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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