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I don't need this $91 tele, right?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by littlebadboy, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Marc Morfei

    Marc Morfei Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Do you really think it’s better than what you have already?
     
  2. littlebadboy

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    Yeah you're right. Shipping is $71. No for me. I don't have a tele in my herd. I thought it would be nice to have one again thAt won't burn my wallet.
     
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    You could get a Glarry for $99 with free shipping, those get solid reviews as well.
     
  4. carpenter

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    Want or need? I think I want one.
     
  5. Ghostdriver

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    Ha ha, I won’t be buying, I build my own guitars, but you can’t ignore the stir they are causing with their guitars, or maybe it’s all clever marketing ehh! You have a nice day too !
     
  6. SecretSquirrel

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    Checks the tele-for-metal box without breaking the bank. If you're asking us, you must want it. :D
     
  7. Jensen

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    Harley Benton guitars are very good, not only for the price. They are one of the brands that give you a lot more than you pay for. Leave it to others to determine quality based on price and name on the headstock. Luckily I have left that method long ago. All the Harley Bentons I have tried were great.

    Read this review of a Harley Benton in the same price range: https://www.amazona.de/test-harley-benton-te-20mn-e-gitarre/

    You might want to use Google translate or a similar service.
     
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  8. Danb541

    Danb541 Friend of Leo's

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    Buy it.
    I can't get out of the grocery store for less than $91 these days.

    $91 for a guitar...How does this company make money?
     
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    & in the world of guitars most of what you pay for above $500 is brand premium, smoke, and mirrors. [sits back, twirls fingers, gleefully awaits the defenders of the honor and virtue of custom-shop and vintage instruments made of unicorn-hair in caviar oil capacitors and wood chosen for your aura by Eugene Ollivander to chime in. or, will it be twang or crunch in?]

    if you like the neck, can get the frets right and it will intonate properly, an electric guitar will perform its function: better pickups will improve matters, & improved tuners might help, but does it matter that i have no idea what sort of 'wood' the fingerboard on my hannah montana tele is? only if i also let the stick-on star fret-markers get to me.
     
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    I think the title of that write-up says it all:
    Eine Tele zum absoluten Kampfpreis!
     
  11. 2manyteles

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    If you are so rich that you can afford cheap goods, knock yourself out.

    Hard pass.
     
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    Seems like a waste when you could just play metal on a tele with single sized HBs. It’s still a tele. Now a 27” scale, that would be worth it.
     
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    Downside is the shipping. Almost as much as the guitar. As a rule, if the shipping cost as much as what you are buying...
     
  14. bcorig

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    Sayeth the Delorean.
     
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    You don't need it! Me, on the other hand...
     
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  16. bcorig

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    I wonder if their “Classical Series” will provoke a sinister video from a dark side Mark Agnessi beast clothed in his sleekly menacing Black Leather jacket. They look an awful lot like LPs.
     
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    Actually, they're $89(.99), and they have 5% coupons all over, so that's $85.50. And that includes a dust-cover "gig bag" and a whammy bar, whether you need it or not...
    I've been thinking about one, in blonde, with its 3-saddle ashtray bridge (but not string-through), it looks like a "real" tele. Pretty cheap basis for a starter/mod platform.
     
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    I owned one of their PRS semi-hollow copies. Needed fret leveling and had some finish work issues. The binding in the F-holes was pretty atrocious. Could not get the bridge to sit level. It sounded good and played well once I finished my work. Traded it off though to a dad who wanted to teach his son guitar and needed something light. He gave me a 91 Korean model Epiphone Les Paul Custom for it. Most have had better opinions of Harley Benton than myself.
     
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    Someone gets it!
     
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    Rosewell was formerly known as Wilkinson
     
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