Harley Benton CLB-10SE review

A short-scale, travel-friendly acoustic-electric bass guitar that treads lightly on your budget

Harley Benton CLB-10SE
(Image: © Harley Benton)

Guitar World Verdict

A decent beginner or backup acoustic bass at a very enticing price.


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    Good tone for its size.


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    Tuners are unreliable.

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    Difficult to play above the 12th fret.

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The Harley Benton brand has made significant strides in recent times with their budget-conscious bass offerings, and this electro-acoustic bass guitar is no exception. Designed as a ‘travel’ bass, its 23.5” scale length makes it ideal for players who need an affordable alternative to carrying a long-scale, regular-sized instrument with them on their travels. 

Equipped with a three-band preamp and tuner, it would appear to have the necessary features of an electro-acoustic instrument. So how does it perform?

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