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 (opens in new tab). For more information, head to Harley Benton (opens in new tab).

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Sam Roche

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).