Just Ordered a Harley Benton T-Style Guitar

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  1. scozz

    scozz Well-Known Member

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    Well I finally ordered a Tele style Harley Benton guitar from Thomann. I've been looking at these guitars for over a year now, watching YouTube reviews and others,....They get some great reviews, not only great guitar "for the money" but great guitars period,....We'll see, I decided to buy one. How could I not, they're less money that most pedals out there. I purchased a TE-20MN CA Standard in Candy Apple Red for less than $115 including shipping from Germany! (I'm in the US)

    I'll let you guys know if it's a POS or not.


    https://www.thomannmusic.com/harley_benton_te_20mn_ca_standard_series.htm
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member

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    I know,...that cab is unbelievable Bandit!! Especially with two Vintage 30s, two Vintage 30s alone, here in the states, is more $ than that cab,...loaded with Vintage 30s! Incredible!

    You know Bandit, if that cab had Creambacks or maybe even Greenbacks, I’d be all over it! I’m not a big fan of Vintage 30s.

    If I bought that cab I would change out those V30s to Creambacks. I would sell those V30s to offset the cost of the Creambacks.
     
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    I've been heavily considering the same thing with the 4x12, and then finding an unloaded B cab to stick the V30s in...
     
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    Wow that's dirt cheap, I've been looking at the Squier Classic Vibe Teles for a while now. I had a Fender American Tele not that long ago and just never bonded with it.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever checked out some of the reviews on Harley Benton guitars? I've been checking them out for quite a while now, you'd be surprised the number of very positive reviews are out there. Excellent reviews on fit and finish and also fret work and neck playability!

    I'm thinking even if I change out the electronics and pickups to better quality ones, I'd still be well under $300. I've read many reviews where the reviewer has the same thoughts and was pleasantly surprised that the stock parts work quite well and they didn't change a thing!

    Check out some videos on YouTube to see and hear these guitars.
     
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    HB is great guitars for the money, have many friends that use them and they haven´t changed a thing on them, Gongrats, I think you will like it.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member

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    Well not exactly $102,.... $135 including shipping to the states
     
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    Funny timing -- I ordered two Harley Benton guitars last week and received them this week. I got the CST-24T P90 (PRS copy with P90 pickups) and ST-70 Black Paisley (Strat copy with HSS layout).

    My thoughts: The Roswell pickups sound very good. I particularly like the P90s. The craftsmanship is good, and they did a nice job on the neck and fret ends. The tuners on both guitars feel cheap, so they'll get swapped out. I can't tell how good the tremolo bridge is in terms of holding tune, but I'll test them after I replace the strings and tuners. I had to lower the bridge a bit to lower the action, which wasn't a big deal. All in all, I'm very impressed with these guitars. I'm planning on using them at band practice for shits and giggles. All in all, not bad to get two decent guitars for $380 delivered to my door.
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member

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    I was interested in that PRS copy with the P90s, still am. What color did you get @John BNY?
     
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    The PRS copy is paradise flame. Here are pictures of the two I bought.

    HB PRS P90 Rsz.jpg HB Strat Rsz.jpg

    The strat tuners felt really cheap, and the stock string trees caught the strings, which made the tuning unstable. I replaced the tuning keys with locking tuners and the string trees with roller trees. The guitar plays beautifully now. The tuning keys on the PRS seem fine, but I will be replacing them with locking tuners also. All in all, they are well-constructed guitars.
     
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    Looks great :applause:
     
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    Thats a sweet looking Strat!
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking guitars, that paisley is also available in the Tele. I almost went for that but I’m on a strict budget.
     
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    Yeah budgets and the fact that I've already got 6 electrics that really don't get played as much as they should BUT......I was really tempted to order the AAAA Maple top single cut away in desert flame! Look at that for $244 !!
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    or this
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    Beautiful. Just beautiful.
    BP
     
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    The thing with these guitars is that they cost as much as a nice pedal, are well-constructed, and with a few modifications, could be a gigging guitar. My paisley Strat plays great, as does the PRS copy. While I vowed not to buy any more guitars, I do have my eyes on this one:

    https://www.thomannmusic.com/harley_benton_xt_22_paradise_flame.htm

    It's the PRS Santana copy.
     

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