Harley Benton Custom Line CLP-15M VS

Steel-String Guitar

  • Vintage Solid Series
  • 00-12
  • Dovetail construction
  • Solid mahogany top
  • Mahogany body
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Neck profile: Modified oval C-shape
  • Fretboard inlays: Snowflake
  • Body binding: Wood
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 45 mm
  • 18 Frets
  • Bone nut
  • Compensated bone saddle
  • Bridge: Ovangkol
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Strings: D'Addario 16
  • Finish: Vintage Sunburst Satin

Further Information

Model Parlor
Top Mahogany, Solid
Back And Sides Mahogany
Cutaway No
Fretboard Ovangkol
Nut width in mm 45,00 mm
Pickup System No
Colour Vintage Sunburst
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Love this little guitar!
dg3086, 07.04.2018
I am age 61 and my shoulders get stiff and achy after playing a big dreadnought. So I recently began searching for a smaller "parlor" guitar. I didn't care about electronics, but I wanted a mahogany body with a slotted head. Since I live in the USA, I had not heard of Thomann or the Harley-Benton brand and I was concerned about making an international purchase. However, I decided that Thomann had exactly what I wanted at a great price, so I was ready to take the risk. The Thomann website was easy to use and their shipping charge was very reasonable. I used a credit card so they calculated the dollar amount. Shipping was fast and I received a notice when my package passed through US Customs. The guitar arrived quickly and well packed. The packaging looked exactly like a Recording King I recently purchased. Maybe they are from the same factory? I have purchased guitars from US suppliers who charged more for shipping and took longer for my package to arrive, so I am very happy with my international purchasing experience. This little CLP-15M also sounds better and appears to be of better quality than my Martin DJR2.
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a great guitar!
balladeer, 25.09.2017
if you are looking for a great sounding, comfortable to play steel string guitar, it's great. Especially for fingerstyle. I had to tighten the truss rod to flatten the fingerboard. the tool and instructions for doing that were included with the guitar, so that was easy. it really looks beautiful too! The guitar got here quickly in good condition and i was kept up-to-date with the progress of the shipment, which was delivered when promised.
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Just what I wanted
Anonymous290, 20.02.2018
I always wanted a 12-fret small body guitar that is both cheap and of decent quality. I looked on thomann and various other sites, and I found other options, but there was always something that didn't quite fit...they either had narrow nut widths, exceeded my budget, or had flat headstocks like most other guitars.
The Harley Benton on the other hand, has exactly the specs I want to see on a parlor: wider nut width, 12-fret body construction, a slotted headstock, and even a pickguard just in case! It came very well set-up, no need to adjust the neck! I never played a guitar so light on the fingers as this one! The bone bridge seems a little high, but that didn't affect the action. Maybe next time I change strings, I will sand it down a bit, cause the angle of the strings sitting on it seems a little abrupt.
The sound is very good. It is excellent for blues like Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy etc., you know the ones with thumping bass leads. It is also great for folk, and if you play alot of electric, this little guy is good with soloing as well! The bends sound superb!
The reviews don't lie, this guitar will NOT disappoint you!
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Unbeatable at this price
18.02.2017
Got this as an armchair strummer, just something to noodle on when watching TV. Seemed good value with the solid top and it really is.

The finish overall is pretty much flawless, it is understated, but looks a lot better than the site pictures, smooth frets, nice action after adjusting the truss rod and taking a bit off the saddle, this is more personal preference as it was perfectly playable as was. The tuners hold tune very well and the nut is cut properly, really no complaints.

Sound wise it is really a lot better than the price suggests, finger picking and bluesy style plucking is what this little gem excels at, but it doesn't sound awful if you can't be bothered to sit with your Dreadnought in the front room and want to do some strumming, boxy as expected, but projects quite well for it's size.

You really can't go wrong with this little beauty, and the 45 mm nut is a bonus for finger pickers.
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Nice little parlor guitar.
Lights, 27.02.2017
I bought it for playing the Delta Blues and it mach perfect for that. 45mm nut width is quite good for fingerpicking.
Playability is good and intonation is very sharp. Guitar sounds very authentic to old fashioned delta players like B.B.Broonzy, Mississippi John Hurt, Son House and others.
Not to mention, this guitar is loud, louder than my jumbo Takamine. Could you imagine - so little and yells like an animal!
Building quality is exellent, just one thing I didn?t understand, why to complete so nice instrument with cheap plastic bridge pins and tuners from totally another fairytale. Does not mach the style at all. Gear ratio 1:14 does not fit to steel strings. I changed these details not to spoil a original look of AP-66 which rip-off this guitar probably is.
And the label ofcourse, it?s UGLY. Is there too hard to find a better paper? Wiped off with wet cloth by me!
But generally it is a top qualty instrument and strongly recommend it!
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Colour: Vintage Sunburst
Harley Benton Custom Line CLP-15M VS
Harley Benton Custom Line CLP-15M VS
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Steel-String Guitar Vintage Solid Series, 00-12, Dovetail construction, Solid mahogany top, Mahogany body, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Ovangkol, Neck profile: Modified oval C-shape, Fretboard...

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  • Cutaway: No
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 45,00 mm
  • Pickup System: No
  • Frets: 18
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst
  • Case: No
  • Pickup: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Incl. Case: No
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  • Cutaway: No
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 45,00 mm
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  • Case: No
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  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: No
  • Fretboard: Padauk
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