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Harley Benton unveils remarkably well-spec'd $90 CG-45E mahogany acoustic-electric

Harley Benton CG-45E
(Image credit: Harley Benton)

Harley Benton has been a pretty unstoppable force in the budget-friendly guitar gear world this year – as its $91, metal player-focused TE-20HH SBK T-type electric attests – and it would seem the company isn't letting up quite yet.

In a further expansion of its range of acoustic guitars, the German guitar co has announced the entry-level CG-45E acoustic-electric.

With a grand concert body shape, the acoustic's key features include an all-mahogany construction, modern C-shaped neck, 20-fret roseacer – aka thermally treated maple – fingerboard and a Harley Benton-designed preamp system with volume and 4-band EQ controls.

For its pretty remarkable $90 price tag, the designers of the CG-45E have displayed a keen attention to detail in terms of visuals, which include a creme body and neck binding and an abalone rosette decal.

Naturally, you're not getting a solid mahogany top for that price, but it's still an impressive spec for the money.

Other features include gold diecast tuners, a roseacer bridge and pre-installed 10-47 strings. Finishes available include Natural Satin or Vintage Burst.

The CG-45E is available now for $90/£83. For more information, head to Harley Benton.

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.