Harley Benton TE-90FLT Blue Blast

Electric Guitar

  • Deluxe series
  • Body: Sungkai
  • Bolt-on neck: Canadian maple
  • Fretboard: Baked Sungkai
  • Black dot fretboard inlays
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Scale length: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Graph Tech Tusq nut
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell FLT-B FilterTron Style humbuckers
  • Volume and tone controls
  • 3-Way switch
  • Single-ply black pickguard
  • WSC BG2002D bridge with string guide through the body
  • WSC DieCast Kluson Style machine heads
  • Chrome hardware
  • Strings: .010 - .046
  • Colour: Blue Blast
  • Made in Indonesia

Further Information

Colour Blue
Pickups HH
Fretboard Sungkai
Tremolo None
Body Sungkai
Top None
Neck Maple
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No
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Can't buy better for the money
mropeel, 16.10.2020
I recently purchased this guitar, primarily because I've never had a guitar with filter tron pickups. I do have another 3 Harley Benton guitars however, a Fusion 1, a Fusion 2 and a DC Junior. Whilst my Fusions have been modified with GK3 synth pickups, primarily for LIVE use , this was a purchase specifically intended for use in the studio.

None of my HBs have had any fret issues. All totally level and tall enough to get a good grip of the strings. This guitar is no different. Probably the straightest neck I have seen on a 200€ guitar. Yes it's contour is very flat but that's good for low actions, string bending and I like that. The neck is 'fast' and feels quality and comfortable in the hand. The nut is also perfectly cut , as it was on my other HBs ..... and sound wise it has a nice smooth chime to it. Not overly bright but with more 'jangle' than a standard humbucker. Very useable.

It is however quite heavy even although it is chambered under the scratchplate and has an overly massive control cavity. I personally would have liked the body finish to match the headstock as the colours on the body aren't as vivid as the headstock. I understand that the headstock is a veneer and probably difficult to match up. I can live with it. It's close. I would have liked the option of a trem, but again I can live with a fixed bridge for the studio.

So, out of the box, the action was a little high but after a quick adjustment, it now plays like a dream. I absolutely love it. Even if you are not a big Telecaster style player, this is a great addition to your sound arsenal. When you realise that the closest alternative available from the big American guitar company is around 1600€ , this is a bargain.
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Harley Benton TE-90FLT Blue Blast
TrashPanda, 27.10.2020
First thing to note is one of the screws that keeps the tuner in place was loose, when I tried to tighten it - it broke on the spot so the tuning machine is holding up with prayers only now.

Another thing to note is the finish looks painted-on and not actual wood, which you may be tricked into believing by your eyes.

And the last con i can find is the weight, while still lighter than an LP, it's pretty heavy and most of the weight is in the body, keeping it from neckdiving for sure.

When it comes to good things. The fretboard seems legit, the frets aren't sticking out much, the bridge seems solid. The sound is great, especially for this price range.

Overall if you're looking for a cheap guitar (add price of changing tuners to something else cause they're awful) it's a great choice.
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Better than expected
PD Blackwell, 10.12.2020
The Guitar was fine, better than expected. The neck is a little chunkier than I prefer, but comfortable and enjoyable to play (no fret sprout). The pickups sound great, nice and crisp as filter-trons should. Great with distortion and other effects. Finish is very good overall. Stays in tune between sets. I am very glad I found this excellent guitar.
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Fantastic value for money. Made in Indonesia and shipped from Germany to the UK
StevieB, 02.01.2021
Purchased after reading many positive reviews, had it for just over a week now. Summary: Played well straight out of box. Tuners are cheap but usable, neck is straight & true, frets are surprisingly well finished with no fret sprout/sharp edges. Action is low with NO buzzing! Pickups are perfectly usable without change. Pickup switch & output socket both fine. Controls could be smother but work fine. Body is a paint finish that portrays the grain of the wood but it not the actual grain of the body wood. It would be hard to find a better value for money guitar. Best points are the neck/frets/action, the pickups and the nut which is really well cut. Worst point is the tuners but they are perfectly usable in my opinion.
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