Harley Benton HBO-850 Classic Blue

Roundback Guitar

  • With nylon strings
  • Design: Roundback with cutaway
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: ABS Super shallow bowl
  • Neck: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood)
  • Fretboard radius: 400 mm
  • 23 Frets
  • Body binding: Multi-ply ABS
  • Neck binding: ABS
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 48 mm
  • Bridge: Blackwood
  • Machine heads: Open gear classic
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Strings: HB medium tension nylon
  • Pickup system with 3-Band EQ
  • Colour: Blue Glossy
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Further Information

Top Spruce
Back and Sides Plastic
Cutaway Yes
Body Depth Super Shallow
Fretboard Roseacer
Nut width in mm 48,00 mm
Frets 23
Pickup System Yes
Colour Blue
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Very good for the price!
MeeTooKingNothing, 31.05.2019
I have ownded several low end acoustic guitars (I'll never buy a low end electric guitar any more!) and this is the holy grale of cheap guitars!
Playing is very light and sound ok when playing acoustically. Keeps tune fine. Looks very nice from distanse (over meter), but closely you can see the quality of materials and work.
Drawbacks are: Round back is not perfect for keeping on lap, but it is ok. Smells glue (as all my Harley bentons does, even after long time). The feathers/leafs/or what ever the ornaments are is almost dropping off.
So mine was with nylon strings, but will be ordering one with steel strings also because I'll wan't to know was this just lucky piece :-)
Built in tuner would be great addon!
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Simon C, 20.12.2018
This is my 5th Harley Benton purchase and I've left it a little while to "review", to try and form a reasoned opinion.

Pros - The instrument looks fine from a short distance. It plays nicely - after a little work. I find it nice to go back to a classical guitar string spacing for clean chords, maybe I have fat fingers ? To have a nylon string guitar but with a truss rod adjustment is nice, to have the ability to fine tune the action is great and helps the playability. The price is incredibly reasonable and to incorporate a piezo pickup and tone controls within that package, very good.
Cons - I find with each of my H.B. guitars there always seems to be some imperfections in the finish, it is a bit of a lottery. This guitar is no exception - A few minor marks and scuffs. I have learned to accept that these products may need a little extra finishing and setting up. Consequently and ironically I have learnt quite a lot about guitar finishing. This guitar had a number of high frets, but I have found that before you get involved in "dressing" them, use a mallet and a wooden die of some sort, support the neck immediately under the problem and give it a tap, problem goes away. I'm surprised how many H.B. frets are not seated properly. Sound wise - Acoustic. I feel it lacks a brightness, the top three nylon strings lack a clarity. I was hoping for something a little crisper, I'm sure I've had even with cheap classical guitars. Obviously I changed to fresh strings, a brand which I assumed to be of reasonable quality, straight away - though I've a feeling that the guitar was shipped with good fresh strings. Sound wise - Pickup. I like the amplified sound a lot but I'm sure the response to the low E is down, I'd say 50% of the other 5. Though it's hard to tell with the guitar in your lap. I need to distance the amp and get another listener. But to me it's apparent via Headphones.

Sum up. I purchased this guitar for a variety of reasons. In my youth I always hankered for the "O" type guitar this is based on. I like and wanted to recreate the slightly artificial / synthesised sound of a nylon acoustic put through effects; reverb, delay, chorus etc. By plugging this guitar into a Katana I get the kind of thing I was after with lots of sound options at great price. I can EQ some treble clarity back into the sound. There are small finishing issues, most of which are easily sortable and having done so, I am going to live with the questionable piezo. I would never have purchased the four figure equivalent. But I do have something which looks great in the collection and is very enjoyable to play and experiment with. Therefore, for the price, reasonably pleased with my purchase.
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Roundback Guitar With nylon strings, Design: Roundback with cutaway, Top: Spruce, Body: ABS Super shallow bowl, Neck: Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum), Neck profile: Modern C, Fretboard:...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Nut width in mm: 48,00 mm
  • Frets: 23
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Colour: Blue
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Steel-String Guitar Design: Roundback with cutaway, Top: Spruce, Body: ABS Super Shallow Bowl, Neck: Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum), Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood), 24...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 22
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Roundback Guitar With nylon strings, Design: Roundback with cutaway, Top: Spruce, Body: ABS Super shallow bowl, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood), Fretboard radius:...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Nut width in mm: 48,00 mm
  • Frets: 23
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Acoustic Guitar with Nylons Strings Model: Roundback with cutaway, Top: spruce, Body: ABS Super Shallow Bowl, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Roseacer, Fretboard radius: 400 mm, 23 Frets, Snow-flake...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Nut width in mm: 48,00 mm
  • Frets: 23
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Steel-String Guitar Design: Roundback with cutaway, Top: Spruce, Body: ABS Super Shallow Bowl, Neck: Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum), Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood), 24...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 22
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Steel String Guitar Design: Roundback with cutaway, Top: Spruce, ABS body with super shallow bowl, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Roseacer (thermally treated maple wood), 24 Frets, Cream coloured...

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Plastic
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Body Depth: Super Shallow
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 22
  • Pickup System: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
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