Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-15MCE VS

Steel-String Guitar with Cutaway

  • Design: Auditorium 000-14, acoustic/electric
  • Vintage Solid Series
  • Dovetail construction
  • Top: Solid gabon mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana)
  • Body: Gabon mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana)
  • Neck: Gabon mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana)
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Neck profile: Oval modified C
  • Fretboard inlays: Snowflake
  • Body binding: Wood
  • Scale: 643 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Bone nut
  • Bridge: Ovangkol with compensated saddle
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Machine heads: DLX chrome diecast
  • Fishman Presys-II preamp system with built-in tuner
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP-16 .012 - .053
  • Finish: Vintage Sunburst Satin
  • Optional case available under Artilce Nr #208576 (not included)

Further Information

Model 000
Top Mahogny
Back and Sides Mahogany
Cutaway Yes
Fretboard Ovangkol
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickup Yes
Colour Vintage Sunburst
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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11 Customer Ratings:
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4.8 / 5.0
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Pretty perfect
TStarr, 05.10.2019
Always wanted an electro acoustic to play thru my PC and maybe try something smaller than a dreadnt. Took a chance on a HB to see what all grt reviews about. Overall delighted. Couple of cons being rusted strings and tarnished frets, but would probably have changed them and cleaned everything anyway. A 2nd strap button would have been nice. Everything else fantastic. Looks great, lovely weight and balance. Wider nut is a joy as I can finally play a C chord with proper fingering! Amazing tone, and not as deep as I thought a mahogany would sound. Great volume for just me and my guitar, but the pickup works just fine for when I get the call to the Albert hall. Set up was pretty spot on, nut cut lower than anything I have ever owned, which helps the playability of this, and why I will be reaching for it for yrs to come. 1/9th of what I was contemplating a similar Martin for - ridiculous.
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Easy on the left hand
NatrelAcoustix, 05.12.2019
I have to put my title in context here. I haven't been able to play my acoustics because of a problem with my left hand. I now primerely only play electric. However after playing a friends HB J200 copy and his HB Ta***r (Shh!) copy I was pleased to find that the radius and neck profile where really easy on my hand. Now, when I was only playing acoustic's I played 000 models 00028 Martin and 00016 rgte. I thought I would have those guitars till the end of my day's and hand them on to my son. I had owned to 00016 for over 20 years. I just couldn't play for long periods anymore. So sadly I sold them. I'm a finger picker so I also chose rosewood backed spruce topped instruments as I found they projected better. Now the CLA-15.... If you're a finger picker you'll love this guitar, but don't expect it to cut through if you jamming with friends and they have spruce topped instruments. The CLA-15 does not have a top conducive to resonation and or projection due to the mahogany construction. Fear not though as a song writing tool it has a lovely sweet little voice and is very pleasant, if muted. If you use a plec and are a strummer this may not be a problem for you in the slightest. The pre-amp however is killer. I had the early PREFIX system in my 00016 Martin it never sounded natural and I was always trying to EQ it to my taste in live situations. I ended up with a 'make do' sound that I was never entirely happy with. However the system on the CLA-15 is beautifully voiced (EQ wise). Plugged into the PA it sounds fantastic live. Finger picking is a joy again. It was hard to believe this guitar came with 12's on as standard, the feel and the action were that good. I have dropped to 11's (even better for me) and as a live tool this is now my only acoustic instrument. No it's not an all round guitar it is very quiet (due in most part to that mahogany top, but it comes to life when plugged in. A gem of a find and I understand why so many people have given this such good reviews. Only 4 stars overall and with sound because of how quiet it is for me as a finger picker, but that's down to me, others may not even notice.
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Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-15MCE VS
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Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-15MCE VS

Steel-String Guitar with Cutaway Design: Auditorium 000-14, acoustic/electric, Vintage Solid Series, Dovetail construction, Top: Solid gabon mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana), Body: Gabon mahogany...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: Mahogny
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Vintage Sunburst
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-15MCE

Steel-String Guitar Body shape: Auditorium with cutaway, Dovetail construction, Top: Solid Gabon mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana), Scalloped X-bracing, Body: Gabon mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana), Neck:...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: massive mahogny
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-16SCE

Steel-String Guitar with Pickup Design: Auditorium with cutaway, Dovetail construction, Top: Solid sitka spruce, Scalloped X-bracing, Body: Gabon mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana), Neck: Gabon mahogany...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-16SCE BK
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Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-16SCE BK

Acoustic/Electric Steel-String Guitar with Cutaway Design: Auditorium, Vintage Solid Series, Dovetail construction, Top: Solid sitka spruce, Body: Gabon mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana), Neck: Gabon...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: spruce
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-15MCE LH
Harley Benton Custom Line CLA-15MCE LH

Acoustic/Electric Left-Handed Steel-String Guitar With Cutaway, Body size: Auditorium 000-14, Construction: Dovetail, Top: Solid Gabon mahogany (Aucoumea klaineana), Body: Gabon mahogany (Aucoumea...

  • Model: 000
  • Top: massive mahogny
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Nut width in mm: 43,00 mm
  • Frets: 20
  • Pickup: Yes
  • Colour: Natural
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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