- Chambered body: Mahogany
- Top: Flamed maple
- Bolt-on neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Amaranth
- Fretboard inlays: Abalone dots
- Ivory body binding
- Nut: Bonoid
- 22 Frets
- Scale: 648 mm
- Nut width: 42 mm
- Fretboard radius: 350 mm
- Pickup: 2 Roswell P90 S AlNiCo-5 vintage-style single coils
- 3-Way switch
- Controls: Master volume, master tone
- DLX chrome hardware
- Hard tail bridge
- DLX die-cast machine heads
- Ex-factory stringing: .010 - .046
- Colour: Transparent red, high gloss
TE style meets P90 sound
Harley Benton has long enjoyed a reputation for offering instruments that combine excellent quality with affordable prices, and the TE-90QM Trans Red is no exception. This guitar combines classic "TE" styling with a chambered body and a pair of Roswell P90 pickups, creating an interesting and unusual configuration. Its slim-taper neck also provides a comfortable playing feel, while a solid set of diecast machine heads and a bonoid nut ensure optimum tuning stability. At the opposite end, the six-way DLX bridge allows accurate intonation to be achieved in all registers.
Chambered body for enhanced resonance
The TE-90QM Trans Red features a semi-acoustic body made from mahogany - an unusual choice of wood for a TE-style guitar, but an interesting one nonetheless - and an attractive figured maple top, and this combination gives the guitar a full-sounding resonance while also significantly reducing its weight. The one-piece maple neck in turn features a 22-fret amaranth fingerboard with abalone-look dot inlays, and the two Roswell P90 AlNiCo-5 Vintage Style pickups with which the guitar is loaded make it ideal for Blues and Rock music. These are governed by a simple but effective control layout comprising a three-way toggle switch and a single control each for volume and tone.
P-90 sound wrapped in dazzling red
TE-style guitars are more generally associated with a bright, cutting sound that has plenty of "twang". The Harley Benton TE-90QM Trans Red, however, breaks away from this trend by delivering a warm, powerful, and resonant sound courtesy of its Roswell P90 pickups and semi-hollow body construction, and thanks to its affordable price (what else would one expect from Harley Benton, after all?) fans of the TE design can get their hands on this very special instrument without having to spend a fortune. Beginners in particular will appreciate the smooth satin finish on the back of the neck, which enhances the guitar's already impressive playing comfort even further.
About Harley Benton
Since 1998, the Harley Benton brand has been catering for the needs of numerous guitarists and bassists. In addition to an extensive range of stringed instruments, Thomann's house brand also offers a wide choice of amplifiers, speakers, effect pedals, and other accessories. In total, the range includes over 1,500 products. Built by established names in the industry, all Harley Benton products combine quality and reliability at attractive and affordable prices. The continuous expansion of the range ensures that Harley Benton always provides new, exciting, and innovative products that keep players perfectly in tune with the musical world, day after day.
There's nothing quite like a P90
Guitars with P90 pickups have a sound and a character all their own, and this is very much the case with the Harley Benton TE-90QM Trans Red. These tonal characteristics are enhanced even further by the semi-hollow body, which makes it ideal for both thick-textured chordal playing and singing lead passages - perfect for Blues and Rock & Roll in its many guises. And while unwanted feedback is kept to a minimum, this guitar's excellent resonance can be used to create tasteful feedback that, when used correctly, will harmonise nicely with the music. The TE-90QM Trans Red is sure to find favour with more than just beginners, however: More experienced gigging musicians looking for a robust and reliable backup instrument should also take a closer look at this eyecatcher.
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