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    • Colour: Natural
    • Pickups: SS
    • Fretboard: Rosewood
    • Tremolo: None
    • Body: Hardwood
    • Top: None
    • Neck: Maple
    • Frets: N/A
    • Scale: 648 mm
    • Incl. Case: No
    • Incl. Bag: No
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    • Colour: black
    • Pickups: HH
    • Fretboard: Rosewood
    • Tremolo: None
    • Body: Basswood
    • Top: Ash
    • Neck: Maple
    • Frets: 22
    • Scale: 648 mm
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    • Colour: Natural
    • Pickups: SS
    • Fretboard: Maple
    • Tremolo: None
    • Body: Ash
    • Top: None
    • Neck: Maple
    • Frets: 21
    • Scale: 648 mm
    • Incl. Case: No
    • Incl. Bag: No
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    • Pickups: SS
    • Fretboard: Rosewood
    • Tremolo: None
    • Body: Hardwood
    • Top: None
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    • Frets: 21
    • Scale: 648 mm
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    • Incl. Bag: No
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    • Colour: Red
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    • Pickups: P90, P90
    • Top: Maple
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    • Pickups: SS
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    • Frets: 21
    • Scale: 648 mm
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    • Colour: Blonde
    • Pickups: SS
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Harley Benton TE-20 SB Standard Series

Harley Benton TE-20 SB Standard Series
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£52.20
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Harley Benton TE-20 SB Standard Series electric guitar. Bolt-on neck construction, basswood body, maple neck with modern C-shape, rosewood fretboard with DOT inlays, 22 frets, 648mm scale, 42mm nut-widt, double-action trussrod, 2 x TE-style singlecoil pickups, electronic 1-volume, 1-tone & 3-way switch, chrome hardware, diecast tuners, 09-042 strings, color hi-gloss Sunburst

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This is a cheap guitar at €69:00 BUT in fairness " you get what you pay for !!

Its never going to be a Fender , But for €69 its a cracking little guitar ! ..

I would go as far as to say this is a better guitar than the Squier Bellet Telecaster or the Squier Affinity Telecaster .

Fit and Finish ...

looks amazing for a €69 guitar :-0 ! Honestly . I was stunned when I took it out of the box !! Ive paid 1000s for guitars and the finish to the body wasent as good as this guitar :-)

The set up was 80% " Over all ok " Just had to do a little tweeking and in no time it was all good.

The Good ... Everything ... remember this is a €69 telecaster !!!!! How could you complain about anything on a €69 guitar :-) .

The Guitar does have its flaws .

I changed the machine heads/Tuners for a 18/1 ratio to get more stable tuning " at a cost of around €40 , so total it cost €104 for a cracking little guitar !

I used the guitar for some home recording and it done the job very very well ,

The above guitar would suit any one and even if its a gift and the person never picks the guitar up " Its no the end of the world as it only cost €69 :-) , the guitar would just look great sitting in the corner of the room :-) .

As always I would recommend a very cheap mod to everyone buying a guitar , " Get a set of strap locks . this will extend the life of your guitar .

to finish ,,

The above guitar is not a Fender and can not be compared with a €1200 Fender telecaster USA ... BUT for €69 you really can not go wrong .

A friend of mine bought the same guitar after seeing my Harley Benton Tele , he changer out the machine heads/Tuners and put a set of good pickups in the guitar and uses it to gig with and the guitar NEVER gave him one moments trouble !!

I honestly think that most people buying guitars get caught up in the name /brand of a guitar , You could buy the above guitar and hate it or you could love it . Its NOT about the name/brand or where it was made , Its how happy the guitar makes you when you play it ..

Hope the above is of some help .

It does what you expect from this type of guitar, at an unexpected price

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These days, a low price doesn't necessarily mean low quality. The Harley Benton TE 20, has the famous "T" type look, and comes with a pretty fair tribute to the "T" sound. When I try out a guitar that has a "budget" or "entry level" price tag, I have a bit if a ritual - maybe not very scientific, but it works for me:
First, I hold the guitar, and if it's a reasonable weight, not too heavy, but heavy enough, it gives me confidence that here is a solid, robust body. It suggests (again, not scientific) a nice density of wood in the body, unlike some cheaper guitars I've played, that are so light, if you attached some string to them you could use them as a kite! I'm not obsessive about tone woods, but I have found, from my experience, that a nice, heavy but comfortable body, usually bodes well for the overall quality of the instrument. The TE 20 passes this test!
Second, I run my hand up and down the neck. If, after this my hands are raw and bleeding, I know the frets are badly fitted, sharp, or sticking out at the sides. Again, the TE 20, no problem - smooth all the way - not a hint of discomfort, let alone a laceration!
Third, machine heads-obviously I don't expect Grovers, but it's another good sign of a quality budget guitar if the tuners turn smoothly and there is not too much "play" or "wobbliness" in them. Another tick for the TE 20.
Fourth: I actually play the guitar. With a budget price I won't complain at tone that doesn't exactly replicate the more well known expensive version, but I do like to hear variation in tone. I've tried lower priced guitars that sound the same, whichever pickup position is selected. The TE 20 sounds bright at the bridge, warmer at the neck pickup, and sort of "strummy" in the middle position. That's all I ask for and again the TE 20 does the trick.
The finish, in this case sunburst, is excellent, and I can find nothing to complain about as far as workmanship and construction.
Nice work, Harley Benton, I look forward to writing about the "S" shape model!

You don't get less than you paid for

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This is a very modest but honest guitar. I believe it stays at the same level as, say, a low end squier that costs twice more and have the words 'squier' and 'fender' in the headstock. I would recomend this guitar to anyone who wants to buy their first guitar, or for someone who want to have an inexpensive modded guitar.
The reason for that is: the construction is good! All the measures were ok. The woods are solid and the finishes were flawless. The hardware isn't great, as obvious, but should be enough for anyone who is starting. An experienced player may have the guitar constantly out of tuning, if they do a lot of bend. The potentiometers seemed kind of fragile, but they worked without noises. The pickups have no great personality nor dynamics but will do the job.

Now, if you're an advanced player, you should do some upgrades like a set of good tuners, pots, a graphtec nut and maybe a good cheap pickups like an entwitstle or an iron gear. With this you'll have a very respectable guitar for less than $150. It's a catch.

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