Harley Benton Custom Line CLD-41SE WN

Steel-String Guitar with Pickup

  • Dreadnought design
  • Dovetail construction
  • Solid sitka spruce top
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Walnut body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Abalone Hexagon fretboard inlays
  • Abalone body binding
  • White fretboard and headstock binding
  • Modified Oval C neck profile
  • Scale: 643 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Bone nut
  • 20 Frets
  • Compensated saddle
  • Pau Ferro bridge
  • Gold-plated diecast DLX machine heads
  • Pickup system: Fishman Presys-II preamp system with built-in tuner
  • Strings: D'Addario XTAPB1253 Light (Article Nr 471307), .012 - .053
  • Colour: Natural matte
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Country
  • Country Line
  • Picking
  • Picking Line
  • Strumming
  • Strumming Line

Further Information

Top Spruce
Back and Sides Walnut
Cutaway No
Fretboard Pau Ferro
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickups Yes
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

Come up with your own creative bundle and save

If you order this product together with others as part of a bundle, you can save up to 8 % additionally!
Harley Benton Custom Line CLD-41SE WN + Ernie Ball 2004 Earthwood Bronze 3x +
12 more
Configure bundle now
starting from $349

This product is currently sold out

These are other customers' choices:

Harley Benton D-120CE NT
18% bought Harley Benton D-120CE NT $79
Harley Benton CLD-30SCM-CE SolidWood
9% bought Harley Benton CLD-30SCM-CE SolidWood $359
Harley Benton D-120CE BK
8% bought Harley Benton D-120CE BK $79
Harley Benton D-120NT
8% bought Harley Benton D-120NT $69
Our most popular Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars
93 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.8 /5
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
features
sound
quality
So much more than I expected...
TimThunder, 29.05.2018
*This review is on the current version with Walnut body with Ovangkol fretboard/saddle*

After seeing countless reviews on YouTube about Harley Benton guitars and especially the videos done by Henning and Eikejun, I felt I compelled to check out their top acoustic. I waited a few months after receiving the guitar to leave a review.....
This guitar is heavily inspired by the Martin D-41 (Hence the model #)
Shipping:
The guitar was packed very well. It was shipped (from Germany to USA) double boxed with plenty of bubble wrap protecting it on its journey to the US. Shipping was 16 days.
First Impression:
After taking it out of the box, it took about 5 minutes to tune the guitar. It was like any new guitar with a new pair of strings. I stretched the strings and tuned it a few times. Once that was done I was able to start jamming. The setup was really good and fully usable right out of the box. I just had to make a slight adjustment to lower the action just a bit to my liking. Better than any setup I've experience in a music store.
Quality:
The guitar looks fantastic. I looked it over several times and couldn't find anything wrong with the build quality. There were no clue marks or blemishes on the wood. The frets are smooth with no fret sprouting (no sharp edges). The tuners hold tuning as well as my higher-end acoustics.
Playability:
You would think that a guitar at this price would have poor playability but it is surprisingly one of the most comfortable & best playing acoustics I've ever picked up. Whether playing chords or leads, this guitar does extremely well with no buzzing or dead spots on the fretboard. I also love the smooth satin neck. My hands don?t stick to it like my acoustics with the gloss necks.
Sound:
The sound is big with amazing punch & clarity. It has the perfect amount of highs & lows. It was as pleasing to my ears as any top end Martin guitar I've picked up. I use Martin as the standard for acoustic sound quality. I've been recording with this miced (miked) up and love the results I'm getting. The Fishman Isys is a good basic preamp. I never record acoustics plugged in even with higher end Fishman or Aura preamps, but if I had to play live with it plugged in that the Isys preamp would work.
Cons (if any):
The only con i had was cosmetic. The pickguard/scratch plate came already heavily scratched. I contacted Thomann support and they compensated me for it. This was something that was overlooked in the factory. Thank you Thomann for the great service.

Final Thoughts:
This guitar feels, plays, sounds, and looks like a professional acoustic guitar. I did not find that the Ovangkol fretboard, saddle or walnut body in place of rosewood diminished the sound quality in anyway. Many have said it's a great guitar for the money. I feel it's beyond that and I surprisingly find myself playing and recording with the HB more than the others I own that cost much more. Because of the cost, I kept trying to find things about the guitar I didn't like and I couldn't. Part of me is considering selling my high-end acoustics. This guitar is proof that high quality acoustics can be made at a great price. The quality of the CLD-41SE WN has me curious about several other Harley Benton acoustic models. I have probably 5 in my wish list that I may buy. I love this guitar so much that I?m going back and re-recording my acoustic parts on a symphonic metal song that I did on one of my higher end acoustics. Cheers Harley Benton & Thomann!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
fantastic
RP in USA, 31.03.2021
I was in the market for a new acoustic and gave this one a try after several reviews and videos and am totally satisfied. Friends that play it say "This is nice, how much is it again?"

Arrived safely packed to the US after a bit of a delay as Covid restrictions hit just after ordering so it was not Thomann's fault.

The only item worthy of note are the tuners. Just not a fan of them and replaced them with drop in Wilkinsons for $20.

I would recommend this guitar and not hesitate to buy another.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Amazing quality/price !!!
AABlues, 24.10.2020
The quality of this guitar is unbelievably good for the price! I have a Martin OM-45 that cost me 28 times more than this !!! This HB CLD-41 SE WN is a fine piece of craftsmanship. Out of the box this guitar feels, plays, sounds, and looks too good to be true. I absolutely love it. Neck is straight and feels very comfortable: Low action, no buzzing, perfect intonation, stays in tune and everything feels solid and well made and even has a decent basic Fishman preamp !!! The only drawback for me is that to achieve this quality price it has to be built in China! If you like to play guitar and don't want to spend a lot of money this is the guitar for you. you will not regret it !
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Great Guitar
Odinko, 07.02.2021
When I got the guitar there were some minor issues with it which were all OK as it did not affect playability, and I received a small refund for it. However when I was changing the strings I noticed a small crack in the fretboard, which doesn't affect playability but if I really dig into that fret I can feel it a bit.
ALL and ALL, I would buy it again.
Thanks.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Harley Benton Custom Line CLD-41SE WN
(93)
Harley Benton Custom Line CLD-41SE WN

Steel-String Guitar with Pickup Dreadnought design, Dovetail construction, Solid sitka spruce top, Scalloped X-bracing, Walnut body, Mahogany neck, Pau Ferro fretboard, Abalone Hexagon fretboard...

Harley Benton CLD-60SCE BK Custom Line
(5)
Harley Benton CLD-60SCE BK Custom Line

Steel String Guitar with Pickup Custom Line Standard Solid Series, Build: Dreadnought with cutaway, Top: Solid spruce, Scalloped X-Bracing, Back and sides: Mahogany, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard:...

Harley Benton Custom Line Superior-E VS
(62)
Harley Benton Custom Line Superior-E VS

Steel-String Guitar Dreadnought design, Selected solid spruce top, Okoume body, Okoume neck, Ovangkol fretboard, Fretboard radius: 400 mm, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 43 mm, 20 Frets, Mother-of-pearl...

Harley Benton CLD-60SCE NT Custom Line
(13)
Harley Benton CLD-60SCE NT Custom Line

Steel-String Guitar with Pickup Custom Line Standard Solid Series, Design: Dreadnought with cutaway, Top: Solid spruce, Scalloped X-bracing, Back and sides: Mahogany, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard:...

Harley Benton HB Custom Line CLD-10SCE NS
(41)
Harley Benton HB Custom Line CLD-10SCE NS

Steel String Guitar with Pickup Build: Dreadnought with cutaway, Top: Solid spruce, Mahogany back and sides, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Pau ferro, Cream coloured binding, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width:...

Harley Benton Custom Line CLD-15MCE VS
(6)
Harley Benton Custom Line CLD-15MCE VS

Steel-String Guitar with Pickup Dreadnought design with cutaway, Solid mahogany top, Scalloped X-bracing, Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Pau Ferro fretboard, Snowflakes fretboard inlays, Dovetail...

Harley Benton HB Custom Line CLD-10S NS
(46)
Harley Benton HB Custom Line CLD-10S NS

Steel-String Guitar Design: Dreadnought, Top: Solid spruce, Back & Sides: Mahogany, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Pau Ferro, Scale: 648 mm, Cream binding, 20 Frets, Fretboard inlays: Dot, Nut width:...

$349
The shipping costs are calculated on the checkout page.
In stock within 6-8 weeks
In stock within 6-8 weeks

This item is expected back in stock soon and can then be shipped immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
Acoustic Guitars
Acoustic Guitars
The steel-strung acoustic guitar has a range of sounds that are unmistakeable and not easily replicated with any other type of guitar.
Online Guides
Guitar Setups
Guitar Setups
The range of available guitars and amps has never been greater than it is today, and a huge variety of sounds are easily accessible.
 
 
 
 
 
video
Harley Benton Custom Line CLD-41SE
1:19
Thomann TV
Harley Benton Custom Line CLD-41SE
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown exclude VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. Goods subject to custom declaration; customer fees to be paid on delivery if applicable. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in USD.
11
(11)
Recently Viewed
Audient iD4 MKII

USB-C Audio Interface 24 bit / 44.1 - 96 kHz, ADC dynamic range: 121 dB, DAC dynamic range: 126 dB, @Class A Audient console microphone preamplifier, Mic Gain 58 dB,

Recently Viewed
Alesis Nitro Expansion Pack

Expansion set for Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit Consist of 1x 10" One-Zone Pad and 1x 08" ON zones Tom Pad, Includes necessary rack clips, cymbal holder, L-rods and cables

Recently Viewed
Sonor SS 1000 Snare Stand

Sonor SS 1000 Snare Stand, 1000 hardware series, gearless basket adjustment, double braced, stable rubber foots,

Recently Viewed
Electro Harmonix Ripped Speaker Fuzz

Electro Harmonix Ripped Speaker Fuzz; Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar & Bass; low Fuzz settings emulate Vintage Lo-Fi Distortion Sounds created by a Razor Blade applied to a Speaker Cone, a loose Tube or a faulty channel on a Recording…

Recently Viewed
Otamatone Neo White

Otamatone Neo, Electronic sound toy / synthesizer, standard size, selection of various sounds via new studio smart phone app, cross link of smart phone and Otamatone via cable, power plug for external power supply, stereo headphone jack, volume adjustable, playing…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
iZotope Spire Studio 2nd Generation

iZotope Spire Studio 2nd Generation; mobile recording studio with lithium-ion battery (up to 4 hours runtime); 2 tracks can be recorded simultaneously; up to 8 tracks per project can be played back; recording format: 24-bit / 48 kHz; up to…

Recently Viewed
Endorphin.es Ground Control

Endorphin.es Ground Control; Eurorack module; performance sequencer; 24-pads keyboard for realtime programming; USB-B port and MIDI in/out for using external MIDI devices and DAW integration; 3 melodic tracks with CV/Gate outputs; 8 drum tracks with trigger outputs; 24 pattern per…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF; Viewfinder fits Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro; Viewfinder with internal proximity sensor, 4-piece glass diopter, built-in status info display and digital test chart; Video and power connections: via Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro…

2
(2)
Recently Viewed
Universal Audio UAFX Astra Modulation Machine

Enforcement Pedal Stereo modulation, With chorus, flanger and tremolo effects, True or Buffered Bypass, Preset storable, Additional effects downloadable, Live / Preset mode, Dual processor UAFX Engine, 2 Inputs: 6.3 mm pawl (input 2 for stereo connection), 2 Outputs:…

Recently Viewed
Otamatone Neo Black

Otamatone Neo, Electronic sound toy / synthesizer, standard size, selection of various sounds via new studio smart phone app, cross link of smart phone and Otamatone via cable, power plug for external power supply, stereo headphone jack, volume adjustable, playing…

Recently Viewed
Zoom PodTrak P4

Podcasting Recorder Four microphone inputs (XLR, P48V phantom power switchable), Four headphone outputs with individual volume controls (3.5mm stereo jack), Gain control and mute button per input, Mix minus function for automatic feedback suppression for incoming calls, Connection of…

Recently Viewed
Aputure Accent B7c

Aputure Accent B7c; smart 7W RGBWW LED bulb; uses the same colour mixing technology as the Nova P300c, covering the same colour temperature spectrum from 2000 to 10000 Kelvin; built-in Li-Po battery with a runtime of up to 70 minutes…

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.