My New Harley Benton

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Kiwi_Neil, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. tubelectron

    tubelectron Tele-Holic

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    You welcome !

    I should do this with all my guitars, just for the curiosity... :rolleyes:

    A+!
     
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    When I get my finances together I am definetly going to get one of their single cup LPJR's
     
  3. beagle

    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    The Junior has 43mm nut. Thickness at the 1st fret is 22.6mm.
    At the 12th fret 52.6mm wide, thickness 23.9mm.

    Nice C type profile, very comfortable.
     
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  4. Danb541

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    I'm so tempted to buy one of those juniors.
     
  5. tubelectron

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    They are nice, but I don't know if they are available in LH ? o_O

    -tbln
     
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    I only clicked on this because I thought it said "The New Barbie Benton"
     
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    Really nice!
     
  8. hotpot

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    Dear me! I was so gassing for their black paisley telecaster but after seeing their Fusion T-HH roasted maple FNT with stainless steel frets I'm smitten :cool:.

     
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    Thank you again, tubelectron and beagle.
    I (finally) posted your results along with others in a dedicated thread:

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/guitar-neck-dimensions-database.995629/
     
  10. Lefty Addams

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    I am almost thinking about pressing the button for a lefty TE-40 LH TBK myself, glad you like yours OP, such great vfm ..
     
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  11. Ted Keane

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    What are the metal medal type things on your headstock?
     
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  12. tubelectron

    tubelectron Tele-Holic

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    @Ted Keane : you mean this below, right ? :)

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    These are Soviet Runner award pins and badges (1st red, 2nd purple and 3rd green places). I bought them many years ago at a local flea market were some Eastern sellers were participating. I had a great assortment of them (civil, military, sportive, industrial) for 5 Euros only.

    There's an another one here below - industrial this time :

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    This other one below is military - it plugs the factory misplaced volume control hole (too close from the bridge PU to my taste) ;).

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    -tbln
     
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    Is that a Supro Westbury above tubelectron? If so, what is it like?
     
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  14. Ted Keane

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    Thanks.Nice custom touch.
     
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  15. tubelectron

    tubelectron Tele-Holic

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    Exact @Lefty Addams : it's a Surpo Westbury LH in Turquoise Metallic.

    Original look, as is :
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    Once modded (nut, trem, roller bridge, pickguard and truss-rod cover, wiring) :
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    As is, it's a very good sounding guitar, very quiet (no hum, despite the Supro pickup are single coil), think the tone of a "fat" Telecaster, I'd say a mix between P-90 (bottom end and mid presence) and Tele pickup tone (clarity and twang).

    My mods do not affect that tone : they are just more practical (controls position) and complies with the addition of the Duesenberg Super-Tremola LH tremolo.

    This is a well built guitar, very pleasant and comfortable to play. No issue : she plays flawlessly.

    I bought her 2nd hand, like new, unused, for 300 Euros :cool:. The (French) original owner probably bought it from Anderton's Music Shop (UK). :)

    You welcome ! ;)

    -tbln
     
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