Harley Benton has unveiled its latest line of affordable six-string offerings, the all-new Exotic Wood Custom Acoustic Guitar Catalog.
The models, which the guitar giant says are suitable for beginners and experienced players alike, promise “great looks, rich tones and phenomenal value for money”.
Arriving in Grand Auditorium, Dreadnought and Parlor body shapes, the new ornate additions to the Harley Benton range offer a choice of koa, flame koa or java tops.
In addition to aiming to serve a sophisticated aesthetic, the variety of top woods aims to provide distinct tonal qualities between models. While the solid koa and flame koa versions are meant to deliver more vibrant tones, the java laminate top seeks to deliver bright, crisp tones with rich sustain and “lively response”.
Besides the different body shapes and wooden tops, the guitars share a series of similar features, including a mahogany body with scalloped X-bracing, a mahogany C-shaped neck with a double-action truss rod and a touch in pau ferro with acrylic pearl. inlays.
Other universal features include a pau ferro bridge, subtle black binding, dovetail neck joint and black die-cast quality mushroom button machine heads.
Specs differ on frets, scale length and nut size, with the Parlor model sporting a smaller 628mm scale length, 45mm bone nut and 18 frets, compared to the other models, which carry a 643mm scale length, 43mm bone nut and 20 frets. .
Beneath their ornate wooden hoods, each new model in the Exotic Wood Custom range features an integrated Fishman Sonicore pickup with a Presys II preamp, which seeks to reproduce “every nuance of guitar sound for PA systems, amps, mixers or recording setups”. “.
The new Harley Benton Exotic Wood Custom acoustic guitars are available now, with each of the java models retailing for $254, and the koa and flamed koa models for $358 and $564, respectively.
For more information, go to Harley Benton.