Harley Benton Custom Line CLJ-412E NT

12-String Steel String Guitar with Pickup

  • Build: Jumbo
  • Top: Selected solid spruce
  • Back and sides: Selected mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Pearloid square inlays
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 48 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Bridge: Ovangkol
  • Nut and saddle made of bone
  • Multi-ply bindings
  • Double Action Truss Rod
  • Gold-plated DLX die-cast machine heads
  • Stringing: D'Addario EJ38 .010/.010, .014/.014, .008/w.023, .012/w.030, .018/w.039, w.027/w.047
  • Fishman Isys+ pickup system with built-in tuner
  • Dimensions: 108 x 46 x 11.5 cm
  • Colour: Natural high gloss
  • Suitable case: Article no. 129726 (not included)
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Further Information

Design Jumbo
Top Spruce, Solid
Back and Sides Mahogany
Cutaway No
Fretboard Ovangkol
Nut width in mm 48,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickup System Yes
Colour Natural
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Surprising good guitar
palantine9131, 09.10.2020
I was about to complete the title with....."for the price" but it isn't correct.
This guitar is good as is......not just for the price.
I'm not an expert of 12strings guitars, but I own more than 30 medium budget guitar, so I think i know what I'm saying.
I just had to lower the saddle (as usual), and tight a little the truss rod and voilà......that's it.
Not so much basses as you would expect from a jumbo but the real deal with this guitar is the playability.
There are some guitar which requires a certain precision on playing...more pression on the fret and precision on how and where you put your fingers....these guitars do not forgive the slightest mistake and hare really hard to play.
THIS guitar is exactely the opposite; very heasy to play, bright sounding (and I love it) and very touch responsive.
Do you think all the acoustic guitars are touch responsive in the same way? You wrong! They aren't.
This is it. Believe me.

That sayd, I think he needs almost one year (four season) to deliver its potential.

Anyway, PRO:
good overal volume
bright and sparkle tone
heasy to play
preamp on board with tuner (!!)
cheap but well crafted inside/out

CONS: the only thing I dislike on far east guitars is finish.....even when it is thin it is too much

Buy it.
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One of the best instrument you can buy
Rahyar.TA, 08.07.2020
Honestly this thing is amazing.
Thomann has done good with this product.
The build quality and sound are amazing and the content that follow with all very good.
The strings are still the original set that guitar came with, crisp and clear sound out of them.
The guitar also came with a battery for the inner electronics.
The keys and nubs are all well screwed and functioning.
The best part is that the machine heads are holding the tun perfectly, I can play as much as several hours every day or nothing for weeks and they don't drop tune at all(a step down tuning, no 12 string should be tuned standard anyway).
The action is a bit high but I will fix that eventually, it is not a deal breaking issue.
All in all this instrument has impressed me a lot and I am very happy with it.
If you are looking into a 12 string do not look any farther.
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micoli, 19.10.2019
I bought this guitar for very occasional use. I already had a second-hand Freshman 12 string guitar which developed a twisted neck and needed a replacement.

It arrived safely in the usual safe Thomann packaging and in perfect condition. It is jumbo sized so it is quite a size if you are smaller in stature. Fortunately I'm over 6 feet tall so it is no problem! It is a very attractive guitar and the spruce top and mahogany sides and bottom smell wonderful.

On my guitar there is scope to shave off some of the saddle slightly to lower the action but as it stands the string height is probably as low as any 12 string guitar I have seen. The machine heads do their job well, the neck is what I would call a shallow C, and the Fishman pick-up system has a built in tuner to make life a bit easier. The frets needed a slight polish but the fret ends were fine.

Not surprisingly for a 12 string it is a bright sounding guitar and, in my opinion, when I first played it it was a bit harsh sounding. But I have owned it for 9 months now and already it is getting a bit mellower and feels like it is taming down. For anybody who needs an occasional 12 string or even if you just want to experiment on a 12 string, I don't think you will be disappointed with this. And at this price it is very good value.
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Exactly what I was looking for
Twansmusic, 23.09.2020
Pro's:
- looks excellent
- classic 12-string sound
- mostly well finished

Cons:
- tuners are a bit stiff but at least they hold tune great
- I dont like the thick poly finish but that's just taste. and every guitar under a grand has this so its not this guitars fault!
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