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Anyone know Harley Benton Guitars?

Big Al Whittle 15 Sep 18 - 06:43 AM
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Subject: Anyone know Harley Benton Guitars?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Sep 18 - 06:43 AM

Has anyone any experience of Harley Benson guitars?

They are marketed by Thomann - a German company, I've bought a lot of stuff from in the past, and its always been excelent quality.

However I'm looking for a 335 type guitar at the moment, and the top end Epiphones like the Sheraton are a bit of a stretch financially.

the spec on the Harley Bensons seems very good, but strangely they are about a third the price of Epiphones????!!!!

Too good to be right....? I'd value anyone with pwrsonal knowledge of the brand.


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Subject: RE: Anyone know Harley Benton Guitars?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 15 Sep 18 - 07:02 AM

I don't own any, but I've watched enough enthusiastic youtube reviews over the last few years...

They are Thomanns own brand guitars.

Current 2017/2018 range Harley Bentons have a reputation for being as good as far more expensive guitars
because Thomann insist they cut out all the middle men and exercise rigid quality control..

Also Thomann have excellent customer care and replacement policies...

20 years ago I bought Tanglewood 335 copies because they were cheaper and 'better' than epiphones..

But Epis can be found lower priced in sales occasionally..

UK JHS Vintage Brand guitars are also fairly reliable affordable copies...
I own a few 2nd hand and B stock off ebay.
So mine are basically good guitars, but a bit hit and miss in terms of finer quality control.


Now I think I would have a go on Harley Bentons..
Their Telecasters and Les Pauls are supposed to be quite good...


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Subject: RE: Anyone know Harley Benton Guitars?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 15 Sep 18 - 07:04 AM

Also the Chinese entry level Gretch semi acoustics have a good reputation...


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Subject: RE: Anyone know Harley Benton Guitars?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 15 Sep 18 - 07:22 AM

reviews

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=harley+benton+335




This review is probably a good starting point...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6T5bOHL0ac

He's German [English Language] and has some links to Thomann,
and he's a bit of a knobhead,
but he has some independent integrity as a reviewer...


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Subject: RE: Anyone know Harley Benton Guitars?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Sep 18 - 09:11 AM

Thankyou Punkfolkrocker!!


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Subject: RE: Anyone know Harley Benton Guitars?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 15 Sep 18 - 09:20 AM

Al - if you do decide to take a chance on one...

On my 2 most recent Thomman purchases I discovered it works out cheaper
to pay from the option linking to your amazon acount
instead of paypal...

Paypal tried it on sneaking a hefty hidden currency conversion fee [or something like that]

Luckily I found out in time.

Amazon only charged exactly the price on Thomann website...


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Subject: RE: Anyone know Harley Benton Guitars?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Sep 18 - 04:12 PM

Who are you in real life?


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Subject: RE: Anyone know Harley Benton Guitars?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Sep 18 - 04:20 PM

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and


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Subject: RE: Anyone know Harley Benton Guitars?
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 15 Sep 18 - 05:51 PM

I'm no one special...

last thing I bought from Thomann was a Hofner violin bass - the cheap chinese one,

[but the early 60s version - the cavern bass..]


at the lowest price I coold find anywhere else..


sod the beatles, im gonna use it for dub reggae bass lines...


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Subject: RE: Anyone know Harley Benton Guitars?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Sep 18 - 06:34 PM

no ones that special


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