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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by djh22, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. djh22

    djh22 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    As I have come to embrace in my oh-so-many-years on this earth, I am a tele guy. I'm not a strat, PRS, or LP guy. However, that does not keep me from looking at other stringed instruments.

    Early yesterday morning, I perused the local list of Craig and found a posting that seemed too good to be true - a matte black finished Harley Benton SC-450 with an asking price below $100. I contacted the seller and agreed to meet later in the day.

    He claims to have purchased a batch of different Harley Benton guitars direct from Thomann to see what he might bond with. This particular one was "damaged" and they simply refunded him, purportedly telling him that it was not worth the hassle to return the guitar.

    So, for a single piece of official US Government currency portraying President US Grant, I received this
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    Oh, and the damage ... a couple of dings and this -a broken switch knob.
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    I am impressed with the Harley Benton line. This one plays well and sounds pretty good out of the box, but it also reminded me that more than 1 volume and tone knob are wasted on me. The matte black and gold knobs aren't really my thing either, but hey, it was a deal.
     
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  2. ZenGuitarist

    ZenGuitarist Tele-Afflicted

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    Wow, you got a great deal. Congrats!
     
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  3. thunderbyrd

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    that's the best looking $50 guitar i ever saw. i say rock it!
     
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  4. DrBGood

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    Man that is a thick LP ! Heavy ?
     
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  5. Collin D Plonker

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    Cool
     
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  6. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Great deal !!!

    And reliced !!!

    Wow !!!
     
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  7. djh22

    djh22 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    According to Thomann the body is basswood. It weighs in a bit south of 9 lbs.
     
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  8. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    At my advanced age, I play my guitars while sitting on the couch , so weight is not an issue ...
     
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