Harley Benton TE-20 SB Standard Series

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Review for the Harley Benton TE - 20 SB Standard .
Noodles36, 29.11.2013
This is a cheap guitar at EUR69:00 BUT in fairness " you get what you pay for !!

Its never going to be a Fender , But for EUR69 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 EUR69 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 EUR69 telecaster !!!!! How could you complain about anything on a EUR69 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 EUR40 , so total it cost EUR104 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 EUR69 :-) , 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 EUR1200 Fender telecaster USA ... BUT for EUR69 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 .
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27.02.2015
Well this was just what i expected, a cheap modding platform.

+Finish was beautiful.

+It is built like a tank.

+Nice resonant body

-High action (needed adjustment.)

-buzzing frets(fixed with a hammer)

-Sharp fret edges(Filed them)

-pickups needed adjusting

-Strap buttons were quite insecure.(Changed them to a pair of used ones.)

Overall, considering the price this is your basic cheap, non body trough stringed basswood tele.
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you get what you pay for!
Andrew6229, 27.06.2015
you get what you pay for....
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Charles533, 24.06.2013
Decent little guitar for beginners. Have put heavier strings on for slide and drop tunings and it holds it tuning well.
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Review Harley Benton TE-20 SB
11.04.2016
the guitar is ok, but i expected more about the color, its different than on the pictures, how would i say it, it looks more pale.

the sound is okay, its definitely what you pay for.

The pickup switch is a little bit stiff. The guitar is the right weight its not heavy not too light.
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Harley Benton TE-20 SB
24.10.2016
This is better made than my Squier Tele!
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Harley Benton TE-20 SB Standard Series

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