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.

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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.