Harley Benton Custom Line CLJ-45E VS

Steel-String Guitar

  • Vintage Solid Series
  • Round shoulder dreadnought design
  • Solid sitka spruce top
  • Mahogany body and neck
  • Ovangkol fretboard
  • Radius: 400 mm
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Dots fretboard inlays
  • Ovangkol bridge
  • Bone nut
  • Cream body binding
  • Double action truss rod
  • Keystone vintage chrome machine heads
  • Strings: D'Addario XTAPB1253 Light, .012 - .053 (Article Nr 471307)
  • Pickup system: Fishman Presys-II preamp with integrated tuner
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst (high-gloss)
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Further Information

Top Spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany
Cutaway No
Fretboard Ovangkol
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickups Yes
Colour Sunburst
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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First impression, colour me impressed!
MarcND, 28.10.2019
After my first experience with a Harley Benton BZ-6000 (electric six string bass), I was a bit apprehensive.

Thankfully, this instrument is flawless. Really couldn't find any problems with it. Can't even think of something that could be done better. Its...I guess...perfect.

Fretwork is even, no rough edges at all. Binding and finish are perfect. The factory setup is very playable out of the box, not too high. The tuners seem to be well built and are responsive.

The on-board piezo pickup and preamp are surprisingly good. Sure, it is still a piezo at the end of the day and it will not sound like an LR Baggs or higher end mic-preamp system, but for a piezo, it is very usable. Stock strings sound great. The overall sound of the preamp is what pleased me the most. Compared it with Thomann's other guitars' sound samples, and there really is something slightly more organic to this one.

The acoustic sound itself is exquisite. The harmonics sound marvelous. I much prefer trying an instrument before buying it, so I was apprehensive about ordering online. But its absolutely superlative. I am very happy for now. Let's see how the neck and body behave over time.

Edit (07-07-2020): After a few months of owning and using this guitar, I thought it would be nice to make a couple of additions to my review. Firstly, the tuning keys feel like they are slightly fragile. Not sure if the tuning machines are also the same, they certainly don't feel/seem that way. Secondly, this guitar sounds amazing recorded on a proper mic, very balanced sound overall, very happy with that. Plays well, sounds great, and as of now, the neck and body have held properly (no warps on the neck or top).
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Szilárd M., 09.03.2020
Amazing guitar, especially for its price! I plays and feels nice. The sound quality is very good and pleasant, pretty impressive! Maybe if Harley Benton could get the strings a little lower on the saddle side, it would be even better. But I'm pleased
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Harley Benton Custom Line CLJ-45E VS Steel-String Guitar
Mister Toad, 17.04.2019
I have already bought several guitars plus other equipment & have very satisfied with every purchase. The price, quality, finish, sound, playability & electronics are knock outs! I play in a classic country/classic rock band & this guitar will be seeing a lot of stage time. Can't think of any negatives about this guitar. Proud to own it.
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Harley Benton custom line CLJ-45E VS
Ann B., 15.12.2018
Nice guitar for the money nice thin neck very playable
very nice sound overall and of course very nice classic looking guitar
fishman eq/pickup sounds perfect no dead spots very even across the board when plugged in
i would recommend this guitar even the headstock is nice
Update after around 2 months of playing it is a nice guitar looks good sounds good two of the tuners have become very weak and but will be replaced .anyway .
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