Harley Benton CLG-650SM-CE VS SolidWood

Steel-String Guitar with Pickup

  • Grand auditorium design with Venetian cutaway
  • Selected solid African A-grade mahogany top
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Selected solid African A-grade mahogany body with armrest
  • Okoume neck
  • Composite fretboard
  • 6 mm Mother-of-pearl dot fretboard inlays
  • Dovetail construction
  • "C" Neck profile
  • Fretboard radius: 400 mm
  • Scale: 643 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Wood bindings
  • Abalone rosette
  • Ebony bridge
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Split rhombus mother-of-pearl headstock inlay
  • 400 mm Double action truss rod
  • Bridge pins with mother-of-pearl dots
  • WSC DLX enclosed machine heads
  • Fishman Flex Plus-T pickup system with built-in tuner
  • D'Addario EXP-16 strings, .012 - .053
  • Top colour: Ultra high-gloss vintage sunburst
  • Body colour: Natural
  • Suitable case available under Article Nr 250337 (not included)
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Further Information

Design Grand Auditorium
Top Mahogany, Solid
Back And Sides Mahogany, Solid
Cutaway Yes
Fretboard Ebonol
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickups Yes
Colour Sunburst
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Snag66, 30.11.2019
This was my 8th HB guitar ordered from Thomann, and certainly the most expensive. That being said, I had high expectations that this guitar would my best purchase yet, and would require very little “correction” right out of the box. Other HB purchases usually needed small adjustments in intonation, string height, fret end dressing, or truss rod adjustment. Let me first say that the delivered CLG-650-CE VS is an absolutely beautiful guitar, with wonderful tone. It is well crafted with above average HB hardware. It does, however, have one glaring flaw- as delivered it had the absolutely worst fret treatment that I had ever seen. When trying to perform even a minor string bend, the strings actually catch on the frets, and the sound emanating when trying to bend a note sounds like fingernails running across a chalkboard.
I will have to turn this over to an experienced luthier because I think that trying to polish frets that are in such poor condition is beyond my capabilities. I had considered returning the guitar, but frankly, I’d rather not go through the hassle, and I believe that once the fret issues are resolved by a luthier, I’ll be completely satisfied.

Summary:
PRO- Beautiful guitar, great woods, fine craftsmanship, better than average hardware, and good initial setup.

CON- Terrible fret work- should have never passed QC.

Note.... I also need to mention that you must remove the guitar strings to replace the battery for the preamp. Ughhhhh!
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CLG-650SM-CE VS
micoli, 19.08.2020
A lovely sounding guitar with a a comfortable armrest built in. The action was lowered by me by sanding the saddle and the action plays great.
Only 2 little niggles. The first was that the fret marker dots were black and indistinguishable from the fret-board in low light. I painted some white dots with acrylic artists paint to get around this. The second is that the battery compartment is inside the sound-hole and is Velcroed to the base of the neck Not only is it a real pain changing the battery as the all the strings need to be loosened to get my hand in, but also the Velcro has become unattached, (presumably I didn't push it back on tightly enough), and the battery is now hanging loose inside the sound-hole and I can't be bothered to loosen the strings to put it back. To cure this, I've ordered a battery compartment that will fit on the base of the guitar, although it will need cutting a hole into the guitars base near the strap pin.
It's a well made guitar with a good clear and mellow sound. Well worth the money.
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Beautiful Guitar!
SLUMAN, 09.09.2020
This is an excellent guitar with a wonderful sound. The carve out on the top of the guitar makes it an extremely comfortable guitar to play. I would recommend this guitar to others.
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Great guitar!
GonzoRoach, 20.02.2020
I have been playing mine for a few months now and I am more than happy with it!

To start, the main feture of this guitar. The arm relife built in to the body is subtle yet super comfortable, it's even made playing other acoustics without the feature noticibly more unpleasnt, all the more reason to stick to this one!

I was really pleased with build quality:
Good stable tuners, easy to see built in tuner, very nice top, comfortable neck, action is set just right (imo)...
just all the details are nice,
even including a tidy pouch for the electronics inside.

All pros, esp for the price. No cons that I can think off.
You will find it difficult to put this guitar down, I do.
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Steel-String Guitar with Pickup Grand auditorium design with Venetian cutaway, Selected solid African A-grade mahogany top, Scalloped X-bracing, Selected solid African A-grade mahogany body with...

  • Design: Grand Auditorium
  • Top: Mahogany, Solid
  • Back And Sides: Mahogany, Solid
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ebonol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Steel-String Guitar Custom Line, Solid mahogany body with flamed maple veneer, Multi-ply binding, Mahogany neck, Jatoba fretboard, Dot fretboard inlays, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 43 mm, 21 Frets,...

  • Shape/Design: Single Cut
  • Design: Thinline
  • Top: None
  • Colour: Black
  • Soundboard: Mahogany
  • Back And Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 21
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Tremolo: No
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Solid Wood Steel String Guitar with Pickup Design: Grand Auditorium with Venetian Cutaway, Top: Solid Sitka spruce, Scalloped X-Bracing, Solid body with arm rest made of selected African A-Grade...

  • Design: Grand Auditorium
  • Top: Spruce, Solid
  • Back And Sides: Mahogany, Solid
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ebonol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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