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Patrik Jezierski
post Mar 24 2008, 06:11 PM
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Hey guys!
Just checked thomann.de and found this:

www.thomann.de/se/harley_benton_hbcg45.htm


okey it's a budget mark but so what, 40 euros for a steelstring guitar with laminated mahogany body ohmy.gif
have anybody tried a Harley Benton guitar? Do they sound ok?




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post Mar 24 2008, 06:33 PM
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Don't know anything about it , but the price is more than cool! smile.gif


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post Mar 24 2008, 06:53 PM
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I can only warn you to get a cheap guitar like that. If the end peice is 40E the price for Thomann is about 12-14 Euro and manufacturing is maybe half of that after shipping, customs and taxes.

Laminated in this case I'd belive it's fanér (that's swe but hoping you'd catch in in eng. id you need to) which can be quite a bit less than 1 mm thick. If it's glued on, viola, laminated!

i got a business and amongst other things I've sold electric guitars and I brought home low budget acoustic. I could never sell this with a good conscience. I test them before selling and these ones (end price about 35-40E worth) were impossible to tune. If I tuned them using open chors barré chords at the third fret were already out of tune.
When I tuned it on the fith fret open chords were wrong.
All because the nut was too high. This guitar looks similar, maybe comes from the same factory in China. And if it does, you better stay away from it.
Maybe good for fooling beginners who can bare with the guitar for a few days, then realize they can't play - never figuring it's the guitar - and put the guitar in the closet and just give up mad.gif

All I can say, stay off :-)


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post Mar 24 2008, 07:02 PM
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If the price seems to good to be true then it is you get what what you pay for i would stay well clear

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post Mar 24 2008, 08:17 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Mar 24 2008, 06:53 PM) *
I can only warn you to get a cheap guitar like that. If the end peice is 40E the price for Thomann is about 12-14 Euro and manufacturing is maybe half of that after shipping, customs and taxes.

Laminated in this case I'd belive it's fanér (that's swe but hoping you'd catch in in eng. id you need to) which can be quite a bit less than 1 mm thick. If it's glued on, viola, laminated!

i got a business and amongst other things I've sold electric guitars and I brought home low budget acoustic. I could never sell this with a good conscience. I test them before selling and these ones (end price about 35-40E worth) were impossible to tune. If I tuned them using open chors barré chords at the third fret were already out of tune.
When I tuned it on the fith fret open chords were wrong.
All because the nut was too high. This guitar looks similar, maybe comes from the same factory in China. And if it does, you better stay away from it.
Maybe good for fooling beginners who can bare with the guitar for a few days, then realize they can't play - never figuring it's the guitar - and put the guitar in the closet and just give up mad.gif

All I can say, stay off :-)


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A good instrument is just not available for this price, so something HAS to be wrong. I don't know this model, but a friend of mine once bought such a cheap guitar (an electric guitar though), and besides the fact that it didn't sound good it was impossible to be tuned properly, so I would also save some more money and go for a better instrument.


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post Mar 24 2008, 10:42 PM
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Amen to that. For 40e it would really be a pain to play that guitar for sure, and money down the drain. Save some more until you can find some decent acoustic that you can TRY first also.


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post Mar 25 2008, 12:10 AM
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We have a saying in our country : "we are not that rich to buy cheap" smile.gif


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post Mar 25 2008, 02:49 AM
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I hear you guys and I totally agree, but I was thinking more like a "festival"-guitar, you know a guitar that you could bring to such places that you normally wouldn't bring your guitar smile.gif


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post Mar 25 2008, 06:26 AM
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Whats the point if its gonna sound like **** and it's a pain to tune like Mickem said in his post.Your just gonna get really frustrated and end up doing a Hendrix LOL


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post Mar 25 2008, 03:10 PM
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Problem its hard to know what is that guitar like until you try it smile.gif It may work as a "festival" one or it may not you won't know.. wink.gif


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