Harley Benton EAX-500TL Black

Steel String Guitar

  • Body shape: Thinline Grand Auditorium with cutaway
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Sapele
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Dot fretboard inlays
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 650 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Body binding: Coffee/Cream
  • Neck binding: Coffee
  • EAX rosette design
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Nut and saddle: Bone
  • Black hardware
  • Die-cast machine heads
  • Fishman Isys+ pickup system with integrated tuner
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP 16 .012" - .052"
  • Colour: Black high gloss
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Design Grand Auditorium
Top Spruce
Back And Sides Basswood
Cutaway Yes
Fretboard Blackwood
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickups Yes
Colour Black
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Very good low budget guitar.

23.10.2016
This guitar is structurally well made and has a playing action better (lower) than many ¤500+ guitars I've seen. It's one let down is that there are imperfections in the body paintwork. If it was a ¤500 guitar I would request a replacement, but for ¤129 I can live with it.

The thinline body is ideal if you're a relatively small person or are more used to holding an electric guitar. The guitar sounds good unplugged without having carried out any direct comparisons. I have yet to try it amplified.

All together, an excellent choice for a first guitar or a spare guitar for a more experienced guitarist for part-time use away from home (as in my case).
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One for all cases

J.C.Dawn, 27.04.2018
Actually, I did not need another guitar .... - but if it still has one, then something inexpensive. Just for fun.
So far I have always been happy with the Harley Benton instruments - and I am again.
Of course you can not expect a super instrument for the price.
The workmanship is fine. Here and there were a few hairs, probably from a rag or so, on frets and other places, the transitions at the binding are not everywhere top - but nothing that was particularly significant.

For a guitar offered as a "thinline" the body is quite voluminous, at most 1.5cm less than my Breedlove. But that does not sound too shallow.

The sustain is good and the string position meets the "5 cent rule" - that is, if you push a 5 cent piece onto the frets of the 12th and 13th frets, there should be no significant gap between the coin and the deep E-side give.

That works and no string snarls, even if you hit something violent. Bundrein is the guitar as well: in the 12th fret there are practically no deviations, neither from the listener nor concerning the display of the tuner.

The strings are a matter of taste: I have replaced the ex-factory strings with a set of 11 Elixir Polyweb.

The sound is perfectly fine for the price. A slight tendency to "tinny" but still in tolerable range.
A usable guitar anyway - also by the possibility to remove the sound. With a Fishman preamp you can not do too much wrong.

And I have to be in the price range, not afraid of scratches (the black paint shows any stain and any lint anyway).
A great guitar to take anywhere.
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