The price is slight for Harley Benton's new electro acoustic guitar model

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If you're looking for a beginner guitar or an electro acoustic model, Harley Benton's latest Custom Line instruments certainly look like a great option on paper. 

The Thomann brand are offering the cutaway CLD-60SCE is Black or Natural gloss finishes, with built-in preamp and tuner. 

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The top is solid spruce and the back and sides are laminate mahogany. The neck is mahogany, with a roseacer fretboard (that's thermally treated maple).

The model also features scalloped x-bracing to improve the movement of the guitar's soundboard (top) and enhance bass response.

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The onboard is the Harley Benton HB-03 preamp with integrated tuner and three-band EQ as well as volume control. 

Check out the new models and find out more about the Custom Line range of acoustic guitars over at


Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.