Harley Benton CLG-650SM-CE BK SolidWood

Solid Wood Steel String Guitar with Pickup

  • Design: Grand Auditorium with Venetian Cutaway
  • Top: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Solid body with arm rest made of selected African A-Grade mahogany
  • Neck: Okume
  • Fretboard: Composite
  • Fretboard inlays: 6 mm Mother-of-pearl dots
  • Dovetail construction
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radius: 400 mm
  • Scale: 643 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Wooden bindings
  • Abalone rosette
  • Composite bridge
  • Nut and saddle made of bone
  • Split Rhombus mother of pearl headstock inlay
  • 400 mm Double-action truss rod
  • Bridge pins with mother of pearl DOTs
  • Closed WSC DLX machine heads
  • Fishman Flex Plus-T pickup system with built-in tuner
  • Ex-factory stringing: D'Addario EXP-16 .012 - .053
  • Top colour: High gloss black
  • Body colour: Natural
  • Suitable case: Article no. 250337 (not included)
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Design Grand Auditorium
Top Spruce, Solid
Back And Sides Mahogany, Solid
Cutaway Yes
Fretboard Ebonol
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickups Yes
Colour Black
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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GuitarDave, 05.09.2020
This guitar is very nicely finished! The first thing I did was take this guitar to a luthier for adjustment. The strings were way too high. The nut and bridge were way too high. Tuning machines were not fixed. The guitar now plays great, but it required extra costs! After 5 minutes of playing my fingertips were black! At first I was absolutely not satisfied with the guitar. I made some minor changes. I have replaced the plastic bridge pins with ebony bridge pins. Another set of strings on it, namely Elixir. Fretboard oiled. And I removed the tuners and replaced them with Klusons.
The guitar now plays and sounds fantastic.
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A Spectacular Beauty
Screeech, 23.10.2019
When I saw this Mahogany body with the black face it struck me as one of the most beautiful, classy acoustics I had ever seen. I almost did NOT buy it because I really didn't believe the real thing could live up to the photos.

OOOh Man! The dak mahogany accented by the lighter wood trim - almost like pinstriping - is really a show stopper. And if that wasn't enough, they had to go and provide this instrument with a great set up. I have a Zager 900, recognized as one of the easiest to play acoustics anywhere - this plays just and smooth and easy. To believe the sound that comes out of this guitar you have to hear it. They really need to put samples up.

The only fault I could find with this instrument was the composite fretboard. On the one hand, it feels a bit scratchy when you perform a bend, but on the other, it seems to hold up to the very low humidity here a lot better than my Zager, which is Rosewood.

Hey - it really is a very beautiful guitar, and it really does play well, and it really does sound great.
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Beautiful solid body acoustic
JJLG, 24.10.2020
I use my guitar only for practicing and private use. The sound is great, and as this is my first all-solid acoustic, I'm really impressed with the difference between this and my other guitars, which are laminated.
I didn't liked the pickguard at all so I removed it. The finish of the guitar is not flawless (paintjob get messy on some borders) but overall it's a great looking piece of hardware.
The fishman pickup sounds great, but the battery drains out fairly quickly if you leave the guitar plugged in, even with the amp being off.

Conclusion:
Really happy with my purchase!
I'm at the time waiting for my next HB guitar.
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Beautiful Guitar! Very nice finish.
sjbrn1, 17.10.2019
This is a beautiful Guitar, Black top, mahogany back and sides. Has a turquoise pick guard that I immediately removed. I think it detracted from the black finish. Setup was almost perfect, i did trim down the bridge a bit to lower the action to my liking. Plays very well and sounds great. I think the sound will also just improve with time as the wood ages a bit. I think this is a great value and a wicked nice playing and looking guitar. Thanks for making mine!
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  • Top: Spruce, Solid
  • Back And Sides: Mahogany, Solid
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ebonol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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  • Shape/Design: Single Cut
  • Design: Thinline
  • Top: None
  • Colour: Black
  • Back And Sides: Mahogany
  • Soundboard: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 21
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Tremolo: No
  • Case: No
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  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Connector: Jack
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  • Design: Grand Auditorium
  • Top: Mahogany, Solid
  • Back And Sides: Mahogany, Solid
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ebonol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickups: Yes
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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