Harley Benton CLJ-503CE WN

Steel-String Guitar with Pickup

  • Solid Standard Series
  • Body design: Jumbo with cutaway
  • Top: Selected solid spruce
  • Advanced scalloped X-bracing
  • Back and sides: Selected walnut
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Fretboard inlays: White mother-of-pearl/abalone blocks
  • Binding: ABS
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Bridge: Ovangkol
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Machine head buttons: Pearl-coloured
  • Machine heads: Enclosed
  • Pickup system: Fishman Isys+ preamp system with built-in tuner
  • Strings: D'Addario XTAPB1253 Light, .012 - .053 (Article Nr 471307)
  • Colour: Natural high-gloss
  • Suitable case available under Article Nr 122212 (not included)
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Further Information

Top Spruce, Solid
Back and Sides Walnut
Cutaway Yes
Fretboard Ovangkol
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickup(s) Yes
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Unreal purchase!
Peter Crittenden, 24.02.2021
I received this today (1 day earlier than expected) and honestly for the price you pay the value you gain from it is unreal.

The build quality is incredible and the sound of this guitar is simply beautiful and warm.

I went from a Fender FA-125 to this and I'm completely blown away by the sheer quality and volume of the craftsmanship.

If you have been sitting on the fence about this Guitar and have been looking for an upgrade especially from a beginner guitar then don't hesitate!
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My 1st Harley Benton and not my last
Zanshelby03, 11.08.2020
the guitar shipped from Germany to the USA in 8 days without any issues. This guitar is beautiful. The walnut looks amazing and the solid top is outstanding. I found no flaws on it at all and after an adjustment to the saddle this guitar plays as well as my $2000 taylor. I can literally find no flaws with thise guitar and for the price ... unbelievable. The tone is just beautiful, full bass, sweet mids and tight highs. This is the kind of guitar you would expect to pay much much more for. I will not hesitate to buy another and I will as soon as I save up some more spare cash. If you are holding off on buying one if these fir any reason, stop now and just buy it. Just an incredible value and and tremendous quality instrument, and not just as a beginner/ starter guitar but one you could gig with. Just a great instrument.
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Lovely guitar
T_o_m, 30.12.2020
I like this guitar. The first thing that I noticed when I unboxed it was how playable the instrument was - low action which I did not expect possible, a nice neck that fits my hand, smooth frets. I did not have to do anything with the guitar, its setup was perfect.

The guitar is very beatiful, it rests on a stand so that I can pick it up and play whenever I can. It is made very well, I came across just one little blemish on its lacquer.

UPDATE: Regarding its sound, I would like to update my previous comment in which basses seemed to me a bit dull. After I changed strings it improved so much that this comment is no longer valid and I give the sound 5 stars.

I appreciate the pickup system as I like to record and practice with a looper.

All in all, the guitar prompts me to pick it up and play often. And it speaks for itself.
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An absolute stunner for sure!
AutumnBreeze, 27.09.2020
I mainly purchased this beauty after seeing the glowing reviews for such a neat guitar. Looks like a Taylor and probably sounds like one too! And the price! It does not get any better, for sure!

The pros:
Good playability, sturdy, well made and the spacings between the frets & inlays are nice and smooth. No chance at hurting your fingers while playing. The sound is rich and vibrant that resonates pleasantly when moving from chord to chord. Perhaps a little too bright for my liking but a great addition nevertheless!

The cons:
Every now and then there is the occasional buzzing from the strings and fretboard. Which I'm sure can be more than easily rectified with replacing the current set of strings with new ones. Preferably Ernie Ball strings. That's what I went with and I suggest that you do too.

Overall, a fantastic addition to my arsenal and one that will most definitely be put to its full and intended use. Many thanks Thomann!
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