Harley Benton Prince-style Telecaster clone CHEAP



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Harley Benton Prince-style Telecaster clone CHEAP

Postby dubkitty » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:21 pm

Harley Benton is Thomann's house brand out of Germany. they're selling what looks to be a pretty precise copy of the Hohner Tele that was Prince's #1 guitar for his entire career. The original is the best-sounding Tele i've ever heard, and Thomann has the replica for only £152 = $200 USD. imma be all over this like the Red Army on the Führerbunker in the fall when i've paid for my September road trip.

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Re: Harley Benton Prince-style Telecaster clone CHEAP

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:34 pm

If it's ok to play I'm tempted... Looks cool
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Re: Harley Benton Prince-style Telecaster clone CHEAP

Postby Errant Tiger » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:39 pm

I had never heard of Harley Bentons and now I'm kind of boggling at their offerings... are they really that good, or just good crappy guitars?
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Re: Harley Benton Prince-style Telecaster clone CHEAP

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:15 pm

I've never played any of the guitars. Got one of their power supplies and it's good though. :idk: From hearing other people's opinions most of their stuff is meant to be decent and solid if not inspiring. But guitars are trickier.
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Re: Harley Benton Prince-style Telecaster clone CHEAP

Postby dubkitty » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:32 pm

the folks i've seen commenting on the line generally say that they're quite good for the price. then, these are people on the Gretsch Pages, so you might want a second opinion.
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Re: Harley Benton Prince-style Telecaster clone CHEAP

Postby Errant Tiger » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:41 pm

There's an unboxing of some HB guitars here; the Prince one is right around 19:00.

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Re: Harley Benton Prince-style Telecaster clone CHEAP

Postby dubkitty » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:49 pm

some new strings, pickup height adjustment, a bit of tweaking the action, and Bob's your uncle. on the list ahead of the Squier Jazzmaster now.
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Re: Harley Benton Prince-style Telecaster clone CHEAP

Postby Errant Tiger » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:55 pm

dubkitty wrote:some new strings, pickup height adjustment, a bit of tweaking the action, and Bob's your uncle. on the list ahead of the Squier Jazzmaster now.


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Re: Harley Benton Prince-style Telecaster clone CHEAP

Postby fuzzonaut » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:02 pm

I have 2 of their basses, a PB-50 - that one goes for £93! - and a 5er. Those are very solid instruments, that you can optimize to taste.
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