Harley Benton HB Custom Line King-CE VS review: specs & price

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The Harley Benton HB Custom Line King-CE VS is a Steel String Guitar with a Hand-selected solid spruce top, Maple neck, Ovangkol fretboard, 20 Frets,...

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Brand
Description Steel String GuitarSteel-string guitarSteel-String GuitarSteel String GuitarSteel-String GuitarAcoustic GuitarSteel-String GuitarAcoustic GuitarSteel String GuitarAcoustic GuitarSteel-String GuitarSteel-String GuitarSteel-String GuitarWestern guitarSteel String GuitarSteel-String GuitarSteel-string guitar with pickupAcoustic GuitarSteel String Guitar with PickupAcoustic Guitar
BuildJumbo-------Jumbo with cutaway-----------
TopSpruce, SolidSpruce, SolidSpruce, SolidSpruceSpruce, SolidSitka Spruce solidSpruceSitka Spruce solidSpruce, SolidSpruce, SolidSpruce, SolidSpruce, SolidSpruce, SolidSpruce, SolidSitka Spruce solidSpruce, SolidSitka Spruce solidSpruce, SolidSpruce, SolidMahogany solid
Back and sidesMahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)Solid mahoganySolid mahogany--Maple-Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)AAA flamed mapleMahoganySolid rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)Solid rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)Solid rosewoodFlamed maple--Mahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)-Mahogany
NeckMahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)---MahoganyMaple-MahoganyMapleMahogany5-layer mahogany and rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)5-piece mahogany and rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)5-striped mahogany and rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia)5-Strip mahogany and rosewoodMahogany (Machaerium scleroxylon)-MahoganyMahogany (Entandrophragma cylindricum)MahoganyMahogany
FretboardRosewoodRosewoodRosewoodEbonyRichliteRosewoodEbonyRichliteRosewoodRosewoodEbonyEbonyRosewoodEbonyPau FerroOvangkolPau FerroRosewoodRosewoodRosewood
Scale648 mm650 mm650.9 mm-648 mm (25.5")647.7 mm (24.75")-648 mm648 mm648 mm650 mm-650 mm650 mm647.7 mm (25.5")-647.7 mm (25.5")648 mm / 25 1/2"-648 mm
Fretboard radius16"---406 mm (16")---16"16"---------16"
Nut width45 mm43 mm43 mm43 mm43.7 mm (1.72")43.81 mm (1.725")44 mm44 mm45 mm45 mm44 mm44 mm44 mm44 mm44.5 mm (1.75")--45 mm / 1 3/4"-45 mm
Width at the 12th fret52.5 mm----------------52.5 mm / 2 1/16"--
Ex-factory stringingCleartone .012" - .053" (CT 7412)-------Cleartone .012" - .053" (CT 7412)-----------
ColourNaturalSunburstNaturalBlondeNaturalSunburstNaturalNaturalNaturalNaturalNaturalSunburst, High GlossNaturalBlackAntiqueSunburst, High GlossAntiqueNaturalNaturalBrown
Back and SidesMahoganyMahogany, SolidMahogany, SolidMapleRosewood, SolidMapleMahoganyRosewoodMapleMahoganyRosewood, SolidRosewood, SolidRosewoodRosewoodMapleMapleMapleMahoganyMahoganyMahogany
Cutaway
Nut width in mm45,00 mm43,00 mm43,00 mm43,00 mm43,70 mm43,00 mm44,00 mm43,00 mm45,00 mm45,00 mm44,00 mm44,00 mm44,00 mm44,00 mm44,50 mm43,00 mm44,50 mm45,00 mm43,00 mm45,00 mm
Frets2120202020202020212120202020202120211921
Pickup(s)
Case
Incl. Gigbag
Pickup system-LR Baggs Element with volume and tone controlLR Baggs Element with volume and tone control-----------------
Finish-Antique SunburstNatural satinNitrocellulose lacquerNatural, high-gloss-Natural open-pore silk matte----Polyurethane--------
Design--JumboJumbo----------------
Back & Sides---Solid flamed mapleSolid rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)---------------
Pickups----LR Baggs Anthem---------Guild AP-1 (Volume, Tone)-----
Type-----Jumbo---Jumbo---------Jumbo
Factory stringing---------Cleartone .012" - .053" (CT 7412)---------Cleartone .012" - .053" (CT 7412)
Lacquer----------Polyurethane-Polyurethane-------
Body------------Medium jumboOriginal Jumbo----Mahogany-
Body shape--------------Jumbo---Jumbo-
Nut--------------Nubone-Nubone---
Strings---------------Daddario EXP16 (Art.147540)-Cleartone strings .012"-. 053" (CT 7412)--

Description

The Harley Benton HB Custom Line King-CE VS is a Steel String Guitar with a Hand-selected solid spruce top, Maple neck, Ovangkol fretboard, 20 Frets, Pearloid Square fretboard inlays, Ovangkol bridge, Bone saddle, Multilayer bindings, Double Action Truss Rod, Gold plated Grover die-cast machine heads & Fishman Presys-II pickup system with built-in tuner. The retail price is 193.52 £.

Specifications

BuildJumbo with cutaway
BodyMaple
Scale648 mm
Nut width43 mm
Saddle76 mm
Ex-factory stringingD'Addario EXP 16
ColourSunburst
TopSpruce
Back and SidesMaple
CutawayYes
FretboardOvangkol
Nut width in mm43,00 mm
Frets20
Pickup(s)Yes
CaseNo
Incl. GigbagNo

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