Harley Benton Custom Line CLGS-10S Travel

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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
available since August 2016
Item number 382557
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Model Mini Grand Symphony
Top Spruce, Solid
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
Acoustic Guitar 1
Color Nature
Body Mahogany
Neck Nato
Frets 20
Scale 596 mm
Saddle Width 43 mm
Pickup Configuration No
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155 €
Including VAT; Excluding 19,90 € shipping
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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.
[Edit] I bought 2 of these guitars, one mahogany and one spruce (this one). Both of them have problems at the 13th fret 1st string. It's more than buzzing, it's muting. Might be solved with a higher saddle, but then the action would be too high.
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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Great, handy travel guitar
EatWar 07.09.2021
I ordered 2 of these.
1 arrived in flawless condition while the other one had pretty bad shipping damage. This review will be based on the one without damage.

First of all, the finish is gorgeous and the inlays around the soundhole really makes it pop. The action was low with no buzz, the intonation was good and it held the tuning pretty well. I love that it has glossy finish on the body and satin finish on the neck, so it looks great but also feels great to play.
The tuners could be better as it's can be annoying to tune it because of the gear ratio, but it's not something I would upgrade on such a cheap guitar. When it's in tune, it's stable enough. It's quite loud for such a small body, and the solid top resonates nicely.
It did seem to lack some treble, and had some unwanted sizzling highs.
When I changed to phosphor bronze strings, the sizzling went away and the sound became nicely balanced.

For this price, this is a great guitar for sofa use or as a travel guitar.
It does not seem too sturdy though, so be careful.
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GS contender
Colin UK 08.12.2021
Fantastic little bit of kit.
Gives the T GS a run for it's money.
Set up was OK but as I always do with any guitar I but is set it up myself with my choice of string and action.
After this was done it transformed into a very nice sounding guitar.
For the price these are remarkable, the case is great quality and all in all fantastic instruments.
You honestly can't go wrong with this.
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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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