CLC-650SM-CE BK Solid Wood

A fantastic fit for live and session musicians requiring a workhorse acoustic that marries a compact size with a refined sound, our CLC-650SM-CE sits in the sweet spot between portability and rich acoustic tone. Crafted from African mahogany, its Grand Concert body gives you a more manageable sonic footprint than its bigger Dreadnought or Jumbo cousins with fewer overtones and less weight in the bass range, yet with plenty of body and presence that ensures your playing will sit well in any studio or live mix. It’s designed for excellent handling during your performance, too, with a Venetian cutaway for great higher fret access and a sculpted arm rest for comfort. Rounding off its impressive credentials as a gigging guitar is the high-quality Fishman pickup system with integrated tuner.

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  • Build: Grand Concert Style with Venetian Cutaway
  • Top: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Body: Solid A-Grade African Mahogany with arm rest
  • Neck: Okume
  • Fretboard: Composite
  • Dovetail construction
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard inlays: 6 mm Mother-of-pearl dots
  • Fretboard radius: 400 mm
  • Scale: 653 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Wooden bindings
  • Abalone rosette
  • Composite bridge
  • Nut and saddle made of bone
  • Split Rhombus mother of pearl headstock inlay
  • 400 mm Double-Action truss rod
  • Bridge pins with mother of pearl DOTs
  • Closed WSC DLX machine heads
  • Fishman Flex Plus-T pickup system with built-in tuner
  • Strings: Daddario XTAPB1253 Light (Art.#471307#)
  • Top colour: High gloss black
  • Body colour: Natural
  • Suitable case: Article no. #122212# (not included)

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"All i can say is that this plays and sounds better than a far more expensive guitar. I don't now how Harley Benton do it but i am hooked."

- Dec1979 / Review by
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"Beautiful guitar, built with good materials and high quality finishes, with a warm but defined tone."

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"Great guitar! Has a great sound, feels good in the hand. I'm very satisfied, would buy the guitar again at any time."

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Harley Benton Frequently Asked Questions

Want to find out more about Harley Benton? Here are the most frequently asked questions.

  • 1. Where can I order Harley Benton products?

    All of our products are exclusively sold at Thomann, Europe’s largest online retailer for musical instruments with over 20 years of experience. Thomann is located in Germany, Europe but ships worldwide. Every order at Thomann comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 3-year warranty.

  • 2. How much is shipping for one or more instruments?

    Shipping costs vary depending on your location. In many cases, Thomann offers flat rates. The flat rate applies to the whole order (up to a certain weight limit), no matter how many products you order. Please visit the international shipping info page to see rates.
    For example, as of December 2020, shipping to the US for up to two electric guitars is €60, while shipping costs for a guitar and a case are generally around €80. These are guideline prices only and may vary.

  • 3. What are the delivery times to my location?

    Delivery times vary, depending on your location as well as the size of the parcel. Please see the international shipping info page to find out the average delivery time to your location.
    For example, the average delivery time to the US is 6-9 working days.

  • 4. I’m ordering from the UK, what has changed since January 1st 2021?

    Now that the UK has left the single market and customs union with the EU, we’ve updated our procedures for orders placed from customers in the UK. Based on the feedback we have received so far, Government Charges will be collected by UPS and they consist of the 20% VAT plus a small amount for the paperwork involved (usually around 2.5%). There is also an additional amount to be paid to UPS for their service, which is a minimum of 11.50 GBP. As not every order has the same customs requirement, for further information we advise that you check the costs and procedures in advance with the courier locally. Please check the Information for non-EU countries.

  • 5. When will my order be shipped?

    If your desired products are in stock, most orders are processed the same day and shipped within 24 hours after you’ve placed it.

  • 6. What happens after my order is shipped? Do I get tracking information?

    When your product is shipped, you will receive a confirmation email including tracking information. If you have a Thomann account, all this information is available in your personal customer centre.

  • 7. What happens if I receive a damaged instrument?

    All our parcels are insured for loss and damage in transit. If you receive a damaged parcel, please fill out the “return product” form to get a free return label. Take it to the office of the package delivery company stated on the return label and Thomann will replace it as soon as possible.

  • 8. How do refunds work if I’m not satisfied?

    As with every order at Thomann you can take advantage of their 30-day money-back guarantee without any questions asked. If you’re not satisfied, simply fill out the “return product” form and a return service will be arranged for you.

  • 9. Do I need to worry about CITES?

    No. Since we don’t use wood that underlies the CITES regulations for any of our products, you don’t have to worry about contravening any regulations while importing a Harley Benton instrument into your country.

  • 10. Why is Harley Benton so low priced? Is it a scam?

    Of course not. You, as a customer, benefit from the fact that we sell exclusively through Thomann and therefore we don’t need to establish and maintain a huge and expensive distribution network. That brings us closer to our goal of crafting great instruments and bringing them to you at the best prices possible.

  • 11. What is the difference between A- and B-stock products?

    A “B-Stock” is a product which has been returned by a customer within their 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee or replaced under guarantee and can no longer be sold as “A-Stock”. These products are offered at a special, reduced price, are fully functional and come with a full 3 year warranty and 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Customers may find that these products show traces of use or scuffing and may not come in their original packaging but will always be checked prior to shipment.

  • 12. Do you have any shops where I can buy Harley Benton products?

    Yes, there is a big variety of Harley Benton products at the Thomann shop in Treppendorf, Germany. You can also use Thomann’s live video chat to talk to an expert and get personal advice, almost as you would when visiting the shop in person.

  • 13. I’m an influencer and I would like to use Harley Benton products in my videos/stories/posts. Who should I contact?

    Our community manager will handle your request. Please use our contact form to let us know your personal information and your ideas on how you would like to present Harley Benton products.

  • 14. I would like to suggest a new Harley Benton model. Where can I write feedback to?

    The opinion of our community is important to us. We are always active on our social media platforms and if you leave constructive feedback, we will take care of it. In addition, you can also use our contact form to drop us a note.

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