Harley Benton CLJ-503CE WN

Steel-string Guitar

  • Solid Standard series
  • Body design: Jumbo with cutaway
  • Top: Selected solid spruce
  • Back and sides: Selected walnut wood
  • Abalone bindings
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Advanced scalloped X-bracing
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Fretboard inlays: Pearl blocks
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Bridge: Ovangkol
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Mother-of-pearl-coloured tuner buttons
  • Enclosed machine heads
  • Pickup system: Fishman Isys+ preamp system with built-in tuner
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP16
  • Colour: Natural
  • Finish: High gloss
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Top Spruce, Solid
Back and Sides Walnut
Cutaway Yes
Fretboard Ovangkol
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickup(s) Yes
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Jumbo acoustic electric guitar.

Christopher6076, 20.03.2018
To cut a long story short, buy it, I doubt you will be disappointed!

I bought mine in mid January this year, 2018. It was well packed, double boxed and arrived in perfect condition. I bought it to play with my Banjo and Mandolin playing friend as my electric guitars tend to drown his sound even though I turn the amps well down. When I opened the boxes (avoiding injury from the Staples of Doom) I was amazed at the quality of the guitar. The neck is slim and feels more like an electric to play, the Gold tuners are smooth and look really nice with the Pearl buttons. The Ovangkol finger board is very nice and the fretwork is amazingly good. The frets themselves are small and thin which I like. The inlay work is perfect, no filler anywhere and the coloured centres look classy, not cheap to me. The nut is fine, no tuning issues. The Fishman pickup system works nicely as does the tuner once you get used to it, the sound plugged in is brighter compared to the more mellow unplugged tone. The Walnut back and sides, probably plywood but that I do not know for sure look very nice. The Rosette, pick guard, bridge and binding again seem of very high quality. The guitar is very light, almost weightless after playing my electrics. When I play plugged in I use either a katana 50 on the acoustic channel or a Vox Mini 3 battery amp or my Mustang 3 V2, it sounds well through them all. I have left my only criticism of this guitar until last. It may be I was a little unlucky but the grain on the top is a little washed out in a couple of places. This is a shame but then again in a way it adds character and is in no way a reason to reject the guitar. I hate to say that for the money this is a very good instrument because that does not do it justice, my opinion is, it is worth a lot more than I paid for it and so, Thank you Thomann! If you are looking for an acoustic electric Jumbo I really do not think you can go wrong with one of these!
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Stunning instrument

Jakey Sully, 28.04.2018
I bought this instrument as my second guitar after much thought and perusal. I am (and continue to be) blown away by the overall quality, playability and feel of the guitar. I have always played slightly smaller guitars (3/4 size), so a jumbo was a step into the unknown for me, To my surprise, the tone was very bright, jangly and slightly thin out of the box, whereas I had expected it to be mellower due to the size of the body. I guess spruce has a brighter sound anyway. There was also a very slight fret buzz on the 6th string.
Over the last few weeks the tone has somehow 'settled', with the frett buzz dissapearing completely, and it is now my go-to guitar for daily playing. The sound is simply gorgeous: very rich, warm and bright. My guess is the strings have settled into the saddle and the neck must have relaxed somewhat. Plugged in, the Fishman Isys is fantastic, and gives a great sound on multiple stacks, effects and levels of distortion.

Aesthetically the guitar is beautiful, with a lovely gloss finish all over, high quality pearl inlays in the neck (mother of pearl finish continues around the sound hole and on the bridge pegs, making for a nice motif) and the red pickguard really rounds it off nicely.
As an added note, the neck is much thinner than any of my other guitars, making for really easy finger picking and very quick chord changes when playing rhythm. It takes some getting used to as your fingers can misjudge the gap between the strings, but the payoff is worth it.

Overall a brilliant guitar out of the box, I haven't felt the need to do any extra tweaking as it plays so well. I wholeheartedly recommend this to anybody interested in purchasing a high quality jumbo!
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