Harley Benton launches super-affordable new parlor acoustic and short-scale acoustic bass

Harley Benton CLF-100E and CLB-10SE
(Image credit: Harley Benton)

Harley Benton is no stranger to the travel guitar market. In the last year alone, the company has unveiled the $74 ST-Travel guitar, as well as the feature-packed Airborne Go and TableAmp V2 desktop amps, and now it seeks to expand its travel-friendly offerings into the acoustic sphere.

The all-new CLF-100E Parlor acoustic guitar and CLB-10SE Travel short-scale bass are as affordable as we've come to expect from the Thomann-owned brand: only $182 and $202, respectively.

Harley Benton CLF-100E

(Image credit: Harley Benton )

Build-wise, each model features a solid Sitka spruce top with an ivory binding, mahogany back and sides, nyatoh neck with an ABS-bound laurel fingerboard and a laurel bridge.

Additional, both instruments sport a piezo pickup and Harley Benton-designed HB-03 preamp – which itself features an onboard EQ and tuner.

Harley Benton CLB-10SE

(Image credit: Harley Benton)

Spec differences include scale length, number of frets and hardware color – the parlor acoustic boasts a 24.72" scale, 19 frets and gold hardware, while the short-scale bass features a 23.5" scale, 20 frets and chrome hardware.

Head to Harley Benton for more information on either the CLF-100E Parlor (opens in new tab) or CLB--10SE Travel (opens in new tab).

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Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).