Harley Benton HB Custom Line King-CE NT

Steel String Guitar

  • Design: Jumbo with cutaway
  • Selected solid spruce top
  • Maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Ovangkol fretboard
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Pearloid square inlays
  • Ovangkol bridge
  • Bone saddle
  • Multilayered bindings
  • Double action truss rod
  • Gold diecast Grover machine heads
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP 16
  • Fishman Isys+ pickup system with integrated tuner
  • Colour: Natural high-gloss
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Further information

Top Spruce
Back and Sides Maple
Cutaway Yes
Fretboard Ovangkol
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickup(s) Yes
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Unbelievable at that price

andrejgr, 14.06.2016
I play for 40 years, have 12 various guitars and play semi pro.
I have 4 acoustic guitars, from classic, dreadnought, grand auditorium and now also jumbo.

I really bought this guitar just for fun, because it's price is very nice and I read and saw some excelent reviews. I allways liked SJ-200 natural, but never found enough reason to actually buy it, as it is pretty expensive and my desire was never that strong.

With this one, one just can not go wrong. You get plenty of guitar for the money, excellent built, setup, solid electronics.

From the moment of unwrapping this guitar looks like it is triple or four times the price. It is very nice to play, excellent setup with Daddario EXP16 0,12 gauge.
neck is setup perfectly, action great and suitable for this kind of acoustic guitar.
And here we come to the next - what is this guitar meant for.
This is strumming type of guitar with rich and deep sound. Very neutral without any special character (martin, taylor, gibson sound...) resembling more to Ibanez or PRS neutral sound.
Since I have it only two days, this can be partly because acoustics get their character after some time of playing and when the wood properly matures.
This guitar has some raw spruce scent that makes me think, that wood could be a bit forced, so I will wait some time and be carefull, that I don't dry it out.
I expect, that harmonics will develop through time and use, right now it's more strings that give character to the sound.
So, when comparing this guitar to my grand auditorium Tanglewood TW170ASCE, Tanglewood sounds more mature, less deep bass but splendid mids and highs for fingerpicking, less for strumming.
Jumbo King CENT is quite opposite - mellow at fingerpicking, but great at open and full chords strumming.
But that is basically, what was expected from shape and wood and why I did buy this guitar.
I didn't expect much and I was pleasantly surprised and I still don't expect much, mut i see that this guitar has some potential to be more than just solid instrument.
But time will tell.
Anyway, great use of money and totaly worth it. Everybody that saw it, immediately guessed the price range of around 1000? or even more.

Edited after few months:
sound: developed more to typical Gibson SJ200 sound, sounds great when recorded.
as to mellow sound - it's not that, it is just that increased lower tones give different sound to high strings.
when played hard, this guitar roars!
action: set up high for strumming which it does excelently. If one wants to lower action, the whole mustache bridge has to be lowered. If you lower the action, some of the roar when strummed hard goes away.
Guitar tunes excelent and keeps tunning astonishingly.
Anyway, this guitar is not so much for gentle fingerpicking (jumbo's never meant to be anyway...) or it looses much of character.

Changed strings to D'addario EXP 12-56. It works great.
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Superb budget jumbo acoustic

bmulkerns, 19.02.2018
I came across this on Thomann by accident. I was looking for an Epiphone EJ200, to which this is pretty much identical.

Having tried the Epiphone previously and being happy with its quality, I was very wary of ordering a guitar online. However, I decided to take a chance based on the excellent reviews and also the ridiculously low price.

Well, it is even better than I expected. It's a beautiful guitar to look at. The design and finish are fantastic.

Having a solid spuce top, grover tuners and bone nut and saddle at this price is amazing.

It has a nice bright sound (not too bright) and great sustain.

The intonation was almost spot on and the action was very good out of the box, just a touch too high for my liking but that was to be expected.

The inbuilt tuner seems good, although it possibly tunes a touch sharp but there's very little noticeable difference from other tuners.

Having tried the preamp yet, as I don't have an amp yet but I'm confident the unfortunately-named Fishman 'Isys+' will do a decent job.

I did take it to a luthier to get a proper setup done as there was a little fret buzz when strummed strongly. They lowered the action and did some work on filing the frets.
That added about half the total price but it was well worth it. Not absolutely necessary to get a professional setup done as it's very good out of the box. However, I'm glad I invested the extra cash, as it's now even better and an absolute pleasure to play on.

I'm now playing pretty much daily and have improved more in the few months I've had this than in the 20 odd years since I first picked up an acoustic.

It's also considerably more comfortable to hold than my previous Yamaha dreadnought. Maybe that's just me but it was a pleasant surprise.

Highly recommended guitar. If you're considering getting one...stop considering and just buy it.
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