Harley Benton Santos Series C-40S NT

Classical Guitar

  • Body shape: Auditorium
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Classic fan bracing
  • Bottom and sides: Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis)
  • Neck: Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • 20 Frets
  • Wood/Cream coloured body binding
  • Nut width: 48 mm
  • 2-Way truss rod
  • Bridge: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifola)
  • Saddle and nut: Black graphite
  • Open headstock
  • Deluxe machine heads
  • Strings: D'Addario Pro Arte Nylon
  • Colour: Natural
  • Matching case available under: Article number 122212 (not included)
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  • Classical
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Cutaway No
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany
Pickups No
Fretboard Black Walnut
Nut width in mm 48,00 mm
Scale 650 mm
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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John162, 10.06.2015
ok ..i wanted a cheap classical guitar ..nothing too expensive ..well not expensive at all .. i have many steel string guitars and use them all the time for recording ...
tried a few online sites ebay ..amazon etc ..and looked at a few at the price i wanted to pay ..
and nothing really came to me and made me open my eyes .
to be honest i have bought a few guitars from thomann now .. and have had a good reception from them ..
so i thought i'd try them again . searched classical guitars , and straight away i'm directed to the harley benton guitars ..within seconds i found the one i wanted ..immediately i liked the look of this instrument. nice size body ..no cut away ..no electrics installed which was perfect for what i wanted ..
the pictures illustrated on thomann website left me nothing to wonder about how this instrument looked ..
like the head stock and it's black tuning gear ..the plain darker finish on head stock.
and the truss rod feature was something rare on a classical guitar .. all in all it looked very attractive to me ..and when i received it ..and inspected it ..it didn't disappoint me .
i have set it up myself ..have the action low and the truss rod meant i could set the relief on the neck just perfect ..
i've been playing it four some time now and must say ... for the price it is well worth the price i paid for it ,,
it sound tight and compact . bright and just enough bottom end to make please .
if i had to nit pick with any slight imperfection ..i have to say the slight amount of free play in the tuning peg gear was a bit of a shame .but that didn't stop it being tuned spot on ..and the intonation is spot on too .. all in all i would recommend this guitar as a beginner or advanced player as i am ..
i am pleased with this instrument ..and harley benton in general .
thanks again thomann
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It's a Western Guitar with a Fan Braced Top

Richard2263, 12.10.2015
The lower bout is 39 cm wide as opposed to the usual 37 cm so, annoyingly, it does not fit into a classical guitar case.

The matte finish and manufacturing detail on the guitar are excellent (both outside and inside), amazing for the price. The set-up is good, the frets are well installed, the machine heads are stylish, but it is too heavy at 1.85 kg.

The tone is very quiet but almost crisp, even though the strings are rusty and very tired looking. I have sent for some good quality high tension strings and we'll see if that improves the sound. If that doesn't work I'm tempted to try fairly light steel strings as I believe the guitar is strong enough to cope, especially as it has the truss rod.

I'm not sure why I decided to keep it, I suppose it is just the challenge of trying to get the best out of a very cheap guitar. It would be quite good for a beginner who needs the narrower neck and who has no budget. But if I'd seen and tried it first I would not have purchased it.
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Harley Benton Santos Series C-40S NT
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Harley Benton Santos Series C-40S NT

Classical Guitar Body shape: Auditorium, Top: Solid spruce, Classic fan bracing, Bottom and sides: Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis), Neck: Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis), Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia...

  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Pickups: No
  • Fretboard: Black Walnut
  • Nut width in mm: 48,00 mm
  • Scale: 650 mm
  • Colour: Natural
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Harley Benton Santos Series C-40SCE NT

Classical Guitar Body shape: Auditorium with cutaway, Top: Solid spruce, Classic fan bracing, Bottom and sides: Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis), Neck: Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis), Fretboard: Black...

  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Fretboard: Black Walnut
  • Nut width in mm: 48,00 mm
  • Scale: 650 mm
  • Colour: Natural
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton Santos Series C-40SCE BK
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Harley Benton Santos Series C-40SCE BK

Classical Guitar Body shape: Auditorium with cutaway, Top: Solid spruce, Classic fan bracing, Bottom and sides: Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis), Neck: Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis), Fretboard: Black Walnut...

  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Fretboard: Black Walnut
  • Nut width in mm: 48,00 mm
  • Scale: 650 mm
  • Colour: Black
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton Santos Series C-40S BK
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Harley Benton Santos Series C-40S BK

Classical Guitar Body shape: Auditorium, Top: Solid spruce, Classic fan bracing, Bottom and sides: Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis), Neck: Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis), Fretboard: Black walnut, 20 Frets,...

  • Cutaway: No
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Pickups: No
  • Fretboard: Black Walnut
  • Nut width in mm: 48,00 mm
  • Scale: 650 mm
  • Colour: Black
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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