So here is my Harley Benton TE40 TBK Deluxe Series guitar from Thomann in Germany. There's lots of reviews online so I will only let you know my thoughts and what I've changed and why. But first here's the specs: Body: Basswood Top: Ash Bolt-on neck: Maple Fretboard: Pau Ferro Fretboard radius: 350 mm 22 Frets Scale: 648 mm Nut width: 43 mm Dual action truss rod Pickups: 2 Roswell HAF AlNiCo V humbuckers 1 Volume knob and 1 tone knob 3-Way pickup selector switch Die-cast machine heads Tune-O-Matic string-thru-body bridge Gold-plated deluxe hardware Colour: Translucent black The changes made are firstly the tuners because these were not very good. A drop in replacement of locking tuners, 19:1 ratio from Guyker was a no brainer. The plastic nut was changed for a bone nut. The Roswell pickups were changed not because there is anything wrong with them, but because they are a bit too bright for me. An unbranded set from ebay are much more to my liking. I have a plan for the Roswell's though!! For me, the best things are the neck....super smooth satin finish and a very pretty piece of Maple. The fret work is fantastic with just a little polishing done by me, but really this wasn't necessary....it just seemed like a good idea while I changed strings. Also the carved body, with rear routing and a belly cut make it very comfortable to play for ages and it holds tune really well. And it's elegant (imo) with it's cream binding. Now to the costs....all of which are in NZD so do your own conversion. TE40 TBK Deluxe Series = $197 Shipping = $80 Guyker Tuners (inc shipping) = $60 Pickups (inc shipping) = $50 Nut = $8 Total cost = $395 For comparison purposes, a Squier Affinity Telecaster from NZ wide music shop = $499 So the Harley Benton is $100 cheaper than the cheapest Squier even with the mods...and is a better guitar imo. Here's some pics: Excuse the fingerprints!! My collection, so far!