Harley Benton HBMA-50E Mandoline VS review: specs & price

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Electric Mandolin

The Harley Benton HBMA-50E Mandoline VS is an Electric Mandolin with a Spruce top, Basswood body, Nato neck (Palaquium spp.), Blackwood fretboard (Pinus...

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Description MandolinMandolinMandolinF-style MandolinMandolinF-Style Mando GuitarF-Style MandolinHarley Benton MA-500 VS Bluegrass SeriesF-Style MandolinElectric MandolinF-MandolinSGE MandolinMandolineMandolinMandolinMandolinFlat-backed MandolinMando-Guitar
Back and sidesMaple----MapleMaple-MahoganyMaple-------Solid maple (flamed)-Maple
Scale353 mm-352 mm (13.9")353 mm-381 mm (15")348 mm (13 11/16")350 mm356 mm345 mm-35 cm352 mm-352 mm352 mm (13.9")---378 mm (14 7/8")
Nut width27 mm26 mm30.2 mm (1.19")31 mm-47.6 mm (1.87")28.6 mm (1 1/8")28 mm29 mm--28.5 mm30.5 mm27 mm30.2 mm30.2 mm (1.19")---44.4 mm (1 3/4")
ColourSunburstSunburstNaturalSunburstSunburstSunburstSunburstSunburstBlackBlack, MattSunburstSunburstNaturalSunburstSunburstSunburstNaturalNaturalNaturalSunburst
ShapeF MandolineF MandolineDrop FormF MandolineF-StyleF-StyleF MandolineE MandolineF MandolineA-StyleA-StyleF MandolineE MandolineDrop FormDrop FormDrop FormA-StyleF MandolineDrop FormF Mandoline
BodyMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleBasswoodMahoganyMapleMapleMapleMahoganyMahoganyMapleMapleMapleMapleWalnutMaple
TopSpruceSpruceSpruce, SolidSpruceMapleMapleSpruce, SolidNoneSpruceSpruceSpruce, SolidSpruceSpruceSpruceSpruce, SolidSpruce, SolidSpruceSpruceSpruceSpruce
NeckMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMahoganyMapleMapleMapleMahoganyMahoganyMapleMapleMapleMapleMapleMaple
Pickup System
Incl. Case
Incl. Gigbag
Back & sides-Maple-Maple----------------
Back & Sides--Maple------------Maple----
Fretboard--Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)Ebony-BlackwoodEbonyAmaranth-Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)--Richlite--Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)---Blackwood
Fretboard inlays--Dots----Dot-------Dots----
Bridge--Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)------------Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)----
Neck profile---Rounded V-Slim-Rounded V------------
Arched top----Solid Maple---Spruce-----------
Nut width in mm-----47.628.6------------44.4
Tuning------G-D-A-E------------E-A-D-G-B-E
Hardware-------ChromeChrome-----------

Description

The Harley Benton HBMA-50E Mandoline VS is an Electric Mandolin with a Spruce top, Basswood body, Nato neck (Palaquium spp.), Blackwood fretboard (Pinus Radiata), 20 Frets, Dot fretboard inlays, Blackwood bridge, Cream-coloured binding, Chrome hardware, Magnetic single coil pickup system & Volume and tone controls. The retail price is 70.6 £.

Specifications

Scale350 mm
Nut width30 mm
ColourSunburst
ShapeA-Style
BodyBasswood
TopSpruce
NeckTeak
Pickup SystemYes
Incl. CaseNo
Incl. GigbagNo

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