Harley Benton TE-20 SB Standard Series

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Basswood
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Neck profile: Modern C
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Fretboard radius: 350 mm
  • Dot inlays
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double action truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 TE-Style single coils
  • 1 Volume and 1 tone control
  • 3-Way switch
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Diecast machine heads
  • Ex-factory string gauges: .009 - .042
  • Colour: Sunburst high gloss
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Colour Sunburst
Pickups SS
Fretboard Roseacer
Tremolo None
Body Hardwood
Top None
Neck Maple
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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Oh my giddy aunt..
Louie Louie, 15.08.2019
I had a pair of EMG T-set pickups gathering dust in the drawer, so decided to get a TE20 after seeing all the reviews on here and YouTube.
It's just touched down and, well, I am genuinely stunned. It's a beauty and it twanged right out of the box.
I will change the PUps cos I have the EMG's but these originals sound really very good.
The finish on the paint job is outstanding. I believe it's a very thin veneer fake, but flawless.
The body is a few mm's thinner than my Fender, but it weighs almost as much as my 30-yr-old Fender - which has a Bigsby! So happy about that. No nosedives here.
The neck has a great satin finish and thank heavens . a truss rod adjustment in the head.
If I have to niggle:
The frets do need polishing. Only one fret (15th) is a teeny bit high. Reckon I can take care of that.
The edges are just a wee bit sharp but that will disappear during the polish with a diamond file.
The D-G string tree is not quite in line. Easy fix.
The strap button is about 2cm too far down toward the next. No worries. Drop of nail polish and a new hole.
The saddle screws are a bit sharp, but I'll sort that by filing the screws down from the botton leaving the heads flush with the saddles.
There's no need at all to change the saddles or the plate. Top quality. I was amazed.
This Rosacre fretboard has a nice straight grain but looks a little dry. I'll get some oil on it tonight. The heel of the freboard is a clinical 90deg, so I might just round that a bit.
This is a great addition to anyone's collection, no matter what level you are. If you want a Telecaster and can live without the F****** logo, you'd be hard-pressed to find much better. OK, a bit of work is required, but it's a walk in the park.
On the basis of this purchase I'll now be getting a HB Jazz Bass and Les Paul.
Last, but not least - I want to thank the Thomann staff who have dealt with me lately - with this order, and a return I made a couple of weeks ago. I'm just knocked out by your pro service everyone. Vielen dank alle ;-)
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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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