Harley Benton TE-90FLT SB Deluxe Series

Electric Guitar

  • Chambered ash body (chambered weight relief)
  • Bolt-on neck made of Canadian maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell FLT-NI Alnico humbuckers
  • Reversed headstock
  • DLX chrome hardware
  • DLX diecast machine heads
  • Ex-factory stringing: D'Addario EXL120 .009 - .042
  • Colour: Three Tone Sunburst

Further information

Colour Sunburst
Pickups HH
Fretboard Maple
Tremolo None
Body Ash
Top None
Neck Maple
Frets 22
Scale 648 mm
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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Great guitar... once it's properly set up

Johnny Robbo, 11.08.2018
Pros:
This is a great sounding guitar. It's got sort of a"tele on steroids" type sound, not a million miles from Keith Richards' sound. It cleans up beautifully for a chiming bell-like tone & also sounds good when you pile on the gain for some heavier stuff. Properly set up, it plays beautifully, with a low slinky action.

The Cons:
This instrument took a week longer than usual to arrive. When I queried the lack of a despatch confirmation with Thomann, they informed me that it was because the guitar was being sorted out by their QC dept. who were backed up.
The guitar arrived with a horrifically high action, the bridge wasn't intonated, and several frets were choking out & buzzy (even with the high action). There was a huge bow in the neck because the truss rod had absolutely no tension in it at all.
I spent an afternoon sorting out the high frets, truss rod, and intonation. Then I discovered that the tuning stability was awful. The culprit was the string trees which drag the bass strings down to harshly causing friction. The bass strings would go sharp continually. Also the tuners are pretty poor... very "lumpy" feeling, almost like they have grit or something in the gears.

I will be replacing the tuners for a set of staggered ones which will eliminate the need for the string trees & then it will be an incredibly good guitar. Would I recommend one of these? Yes... as long as you have some basic set-up skills and are prepared to budget on a new set of tuners. For that reason, I wouldn't recommend it to a beginner. Think of it as a project guitar & you won't go wrong.
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Superb value, great sound, lovely guitar

rudedog, 16.07.2018
First of all, this is an amazing guitar. For the price, it's an absolute no brainer and can easily hold it's own with the bigger name brands.

However, mine doesn't look exactly like the photos on the website. The main difference is that there is no belly cut on the back of the body. As it turns out, the guitar is very comfortable to hold and lovely to play so it's not a deal breaker, just not what I was expecting. Also the sunburst colour goes around the back as well, which is a bonus as it's very nicely done.

It's heavier than my other guitars but I don't see that as an issue. The neck is very comfortable 'C' shape and slightly slimmer than other 'C' shapes I've played such as Squier Teles. The joint between the neck and body is a little messy, but for this price I can let that go as it's structurally sound.

The guitar arrived well set up. I lowered the action a touch, but that's just personal preference. The intonation was perfect and it holds tune just fine. The humbucker pickups aren't as hot as some, but it has a great tone and I love the simplicity of the single tone and volume knobs.

Overall a great guitar and I thoroughly recommend it.
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Electric Guitar Chambered ash body (chambered weight relief), Bolt-on neck made of Canadian maple, Fretboard: Maple, 22 Frets, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Pickups: 2 Roswell FLT-NI Alnico...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Pickups: HH
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Tremolo: None
  • Body: Ash
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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  • Pickups: SS
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Tremolo: None
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  • Neck: Maple
  • Frets: 21
  • Scale: 648 mm
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Electric Guitar Deluxe Series, Ash body, Laminated top from flamed maple, Walnut body stripes, Bolt-on neck from Canadian maple, C-Profile, Maple fretboard, Fretboard radius: 350 mm, Scale: 648 mm,...

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  • Pickups: SS
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Tremolo: None
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  • Top: Maple
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  • Frets: 21
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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Electric Guitar Chambered ash body (chambered weight relief), Bolt-on neck, Canadian maple, Maple fretboard, 22 Frets, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Pickups: 2 Roswell FLT-NI humbucker Alnico,...

  • Colour: Natural
  • Pickups: HH
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Tremolo: None
  • Body: Ash
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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