Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-16SCE

Electro-Acoustic Guitar with Cutaway

  • Body type: Auditorium with cutaway
  • Dove tail design
  • Solid sitka spruce top
  • Gabon Mahogany body (Aucoumea klaineana)
  • Gabon Mahogany neck (Aucoumea klaineana)
  • Ovangkol fretboard
  • Modified oval C neck profile
  • Mother-of-pearl dot inlays
  • Black body binding
  • Scale: 643 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated saddle
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Ovangkol scalloped X-bracing
  • Chrome DLX diecast machine heads
  • Fishman Isys + preamp system with internal tuner
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP-16
  • Colour: Natural matte
  • Corresponding case: Article Nr 208576 (not included)
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Further Information

Model 000
Top spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany
Cutaway Yes
Fretboard Ovangkol
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickup Yes
Colour Natural
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No
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Too much G.A.S., 10.04.2018
I wanted a cheap but good recording acoustic guitar. This Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-16SCE fitted the bill very well. For the price it's amazing how good the PUP sounds? It's has a thinner body than regular jumbo acoustics which makes it a very comfortable guitar to play. Intonation is pretty good for non adjustable situation. And I must say it's a cool looking thing.
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Highly Recommended

13.01.2017
I have always been wary of purchasing acoustic instruments online without being able to play or see how they feel first. After having a look around the nearest music stores and not finding anything that was jumping out at me in the 200euro price range I said what the heck I'd give this one a try, even though there were no reviews on it yet.It was for my son to learn on so I figured it had to be good enough for that purpose and if he stuck with it he could always get a better one in a year or so.
Arrived in the usual prompt fashion from Thomann. At first glance it looks good -simple but nice, it obviously doesn't have fancy beading etc. but I think it is
still well finished and the only obvious flaw I could find was a tiny bit of roughness on the neck which I have to say wouldn't bother me but if you were being picky, maybe.
I left the strings that it came with on for a week or so, which were ok but I prefer 10's on an acoustic and these were I'd say 11's. The action on the strings as it came was again ok but I figured there was space to go lower. So when I changed the strings I took the action down and I have to say it's really nice to play now, not quite as good as my 4 times the price Tanglewood -but close.
As for the most important thing; the sound. It's very good. I teach guitar so sometimes I end up having to listen to beginners who are using guitars that are not up to much. Teaching my son on this Harley Benton I have marveled a few times at how good it sounds.
It's folky but clear without any muddiness and a nice medium sustain. Through the pickup it sounds good too with no feedback through a Roland cube amp..
For the money compared to others I've tried I was definitely surprised, this guitar is really good value.
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198 €

Electro-Acoustic Guitar with Cutaway Body type: Auditorium with cutaway, Dove tail design, Solid sitka spruce top, Gabon Mahogany body (Aucoumea klaineana), Gabon Mahogany neck (Aucoumea...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Steel-String Guitar Body shape: Auditorium 000-14 with cutaway, Dovetail construction, Top: Solid Gabon mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana), Scalloped X-bracing, Body: Gabon mahogany (Aucoumea...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: Mahogny
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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