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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OTTIMO PRODOTTO
Bluepicker, 06.06.2018
I purchased this Jumbo acoustic guitar for live use, so the instrument had to be equipped with a pickup and an active preamp. Since the instrument in question would have been used mainly with DADGAD tuning and Heavy 0.60 / 0.14 caliber strings I needed an instrument that would support the tension of such big strings, not wanting to use one of my Martin or one of my Taylor I decided for this guitar, which honestly did not seem excellent but with a decent price-quality ratio, a very well-finished aesthetic and massive woods as stated by the seller. After the order the guitar was delivered in 4 days well packaged and intact, at a first visual examination the instrument was of considerable workmanship with very few smears of glue inside the box and valuable inlaid abalone as markers, very soft mechanics and precise with a beautiful golden color and faux mother of pearl knobs. Obviously the instrument was with the loose strings and then I proceeded to tune it and the only drawback: an Action too low that made it impossible to play the instrument, as a result I proceeded to raise the bone of the bridge by about 3 mm with appropriate thicknesses reporting the action at the right height. After retuning the surprise! Powerful bass and deep, medium and sharp balanced and ringing and a total volume in amazing acoustics (Much higher than my Martin D28 of 1978). Moreover, the very fast and fast handle allows easy jumps of position along the keyboard both in standard tuning and in DADGAD. Then I proceeded to test it amplified and yet the Fishman system with pre-amp and digital tuner did not betray my expectations: tested with a Hartke ACR5 50W amp the electrified sound is warm with powerful and defined bass, high-pitched and silvery bass (without the presence of medium frequencies that make an acoustic guitar more like an electric guitar). Ultimately a happy purchase that allows me to recommend this guitar to anyone!
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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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