Harley Benton shakes up the sub-$500 acoustic market with first all-solid wood acoustic-electric

Harley Benton CLC-650SM-CE Solid Wood
(Image credit: Harley Benton)

Harley Benton has established itself as a purveyor of super-affordable instruments in recent years, offering a wealth of both acoustic and electric guitars.

Now, the company adds to its budget-friendly acoustic line-up with its first-ever all-solid wood model, the CLC-650SM-CE - the Grand Concert acoustic-electric.

Available in Black and Vintage Sunburst finishes, the guitar's body consists of an African mahogany construction with a Venetian cutaway and contoured arm rest, and a C-shaped 20-fret Okoume neck with mother of pearl dot inlays and a dovetail neck joint.

Harley Benton CLC-650SM-CE Solid Wood

(Image credit: Harley Benton)

Electronics come by way of a Fishman Flex Plus-T pickup system with an integrated tuner.

Aesthetically, the guitar also features an abalone rosette and a spit rhombus mother of pearl headstock inlay.

The CLC-650SM-CE Solid Wood is available now for $456 from Thomann Music. For more information, head to Harley Benton.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created 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.