Harley Benton copy of "The Prinz"

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by MaskedRider, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. MaskedRider

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    Sad to hear about the problems!
     
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    I use thomanns webshop very frequently, and have never had any delivery problems - the only time I have had an issue with something I received they handled it very profesionel and with very good customer service.
    I'm sorry to hear that you aren't as lucky as me, but I am sure they will solve the issue to your satisfaction whether it's a refund or a new guitar.
     
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    I Finally got the drawings right and made the first test cuts. Only small adjustments was needed, hole placings etc. Now it has a wild cat yellow pickguard and keystone pickups + gotoh saddles on the bridge.

    If anyone wants to do something similar please note that the gotoh bridge from the madcat is smaller than the one on the harley benton.

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    Very nice work!! Where did you get the material?

    Was also contemplating putting my uncovered Keystones on mine.
     
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    I took some pictures with a descent camera today...

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    Anybody that owns one of these know if the neck pocket is standard tele sized or what size it is? I. Thinking about getting one for a project but I prefer rosewood boards and I just so happen to have a parts neck kicking around I could use for this
     
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    I'm having the guitar home tonight, and will measure for you :)
     
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    I hope this helps you!
    As I said earlier on in one of the harley benton threads I think it's a nice guitar though the body is very heavy. But it seems like it's a good quality guitar compared to the price.

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    A friend on another forum got his today.

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    I love that it's also a "DELXUE Series" ;o)
    I hope you will get yours soon Mitch!
     
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    The Delxue is a step up from the Deluxe models.
    You still haven't received it yet MaskedRider?
     
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    As was mentioned before, too bad, the pickguard material is not like the original but, I still like this a lot!
     
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    Can anyone make small video review with some sound clips maybe? :)
     
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    Thanks much. That should tell me what I need
     
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    No problem!
    As I could see it's pretty much standard. Correct me if i'm wrong :)
     
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    Yes,unfortunately they stopped making it around 40 years ago . The Madcats reissues have pickguards like the originals.But that is because they still have some of the material left over from the 70s. I remember reading that this stuff actually all came from one factory in Italy.I think most of it was used to make fountain pens and eyeglasses but it was banned for eyeglass use in many countries because it is a highly flammable material. Lashing Guitars still makes celluloid pickguards for guitars but not leopard print ones

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    I thought it was here, but I must be mistaken. Who acknowledged having CNC access to cut their guard? Was that another forum? I just perused this thread looking for it.

    On another note, that I thought was also mentioned here, (It's obvious I'm losing my marbles) didn't someone also talk about the screw hole alignment to their control plate cover? I was pulling the plastic off mine & pulled the plate up at the rear doing so. A closer look showed the screw barely catching any wood underneath, nothing but air. I contacted Thomann with pics & to discuss. They said they'd foot the bill to have a luthier fix it, or send it back. I asked them to refund me what they thought was fair for a luthier repair & I would fabricate a small shoulder to accommodate the screw enough to make me happy. I didn't feel like the hassle over something somewhat trivial on a $200 guitar. Apparently $20 is what a luthier would charge in EU. Oh well, It's still a hell of a deal, otherwise I wouldn't have kept it.

    Hope yours turns up soon masked. Keep us posted.
     
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    I have cut with a CNC router, but the comment on the screwhole alignment was regarding the pickguard, and not the controlplate. It's right that the controlplate rea screw barely touches wood, but i doesn't see it as a problem.
    on the other hand i got a discount on the allen screws on the saddles not being that good, the allen wrench supplied couldn't turn the screws. I bought a gotoh bridge including saddles for 30 euro on ebay and used the saddles from that one.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231104113739

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    If anyone is interested I have 2 complete kits of wild cat yellow pickguards fitting the HB delxue, and in a little while i will also have one in yellow tiger.
    Both of them is 3 ply, so it won't look like the original. But the yellow tiger comes pretty close.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261264352997?var=560233084306
     
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