Harley Benton Custom Line CLGS-10S Travel

Steel String Guitar

  • Build: Mini Travel Grand Symphony
  • Top: Selected solid spruce
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Arched back
  • Neck: Nato
  • Neck profile: V
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Scale: 596 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Fretboard inlays: Dots
  • Bridge: Blackwood
  • Walnut binding
  • Black Deluxe die-cast machine heads
  • Total length: 94.5 cm
  • Ex-factory stringing: HB .011 - .052
  • Colour: Natural high gloss
  • Gig bag included

Dimensions:

  • Total length: 94.5 cm
  • Lower width: 36 cm
  • Upper width: 25 cm
  • Side depth: 10 cm
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Further Information

Model Mini Grand Symphony
Top Spruce
Back And Sides Mahogany
Cutaway No
Fretboard Blackwood
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Pickup System No
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag Yes
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Ideal guitar for a petite beginner
OzanBilgin, 21.12.2020
CLGS-10S is exceptionally well built guitar. It looks 5 times better than it's price. The wood binding around the body is beautiful. Solid top makes it closer to Taylor GS Mini (even if the wood is not AAA grade).
Naturally it doesn't sound like a full size, all solid wood guitar, but just changing the strings to Elixir Nanoweb Extra Lights is more than enough for a decent sound. All additions like bone nut&saddle or bridge pins will further improve the sound.
The size of the guitar and the shape of the neck (V neck) is ideal for a beginner below 1.70 height. Short scale and extra light strings reduce the string tension dramatically, even at the standard tuning. You can bend the strings like an electric guitar.
Action at the 12th fret is 3mm. It's a little high for an experienced player, but it's actually ideal for a beginner who needs to learn the correct positioning of the left hand fingers. It can easily be adjusted by sanding down the saddle or maybe replacing them with a bone saddle as the guitar deserves it. It would further improve the sound, too.

Summary: Ideal gift for your teenage child or petite spouse who wants to learn playing acoustic guitar. Much better than buying them a classic nylon string guitar.
Buy this guitar, take it to a luthier and ask for a bone nut and saddle replacement with a new set of Elixir Extra Light PB strings (of course an action setup will come with those). You can also ask Thomann to do it for you before shipping the guitar.
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Simply amazing.
Azaelis, 01.01.2021
The solid top really resonates! I have this guitar for one year. It has been my most played guitar. SOUNDS AMAZING for a 100€ instrument. It is so pratical because it's small and u can just pick it to play on the sofa, on the car, on the bed, when something creative comes up in your head. I have 3 Harley benton Guitars, (2 eletrics, each double its price) and this is my best one. I would have payed twice the price for it, I am really impressed... Just had to change to a heavier gauge strings and...wow! Really really nice sound coming from this solid spruce top, it's a pleasure to play it!
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Cracking "Little" guitar
petehuk, 03.01.2021
Thought i'd try out an HB travel as my collection of Harley Bentons seems to be growing. Great sounding guitar for such a small package and the finish is lovely. Fit perfectly in the SKB mini case i have.
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Good value
toMuchgear, 19.03.2019
Bought as a gift to a young girl just learning to play. Personally have the lower priced mahogany version and will upgrade to this if I can sell it on.

Surprisingly good sound and finish for the price and size. But expect imperfection in the "Selected" solid spruce top.

Most notable faults where frets sticking out do to neck shrinked and fretboard not oiled properly. This is the fourth HB guitar I've had my hands on and all of them came with dried out fretboards. Not that oil cost much so one can speculate as to why this is?

Although the guitar are stable and holds it tuning well there is nothing Deluxe about the machine heads other than the name.

Gigbag is ok, but padding could better for real traveling.

Overall this is a great beginners guitar for smaller hands, but also good fun to have laying around for parties and traveling. At this price point it's surely recommended if you can give it an hour TLC to sort out the fretboard yourself.
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