- Standard series
- Basswood body
- Bolt-on maple neck
- Roseacer fretboard
- DOT fretboard inlays
- Neck profile: modern C
- Scale: 648 mm
- Fretboard radius: 305 mm
- Nut width: 42 mm
- 22 Frets
- Pickups: 2 humbuckers
- 1 x Volume and 1 x tone control
- 3-Way switch
- DLX TE bridge
- Double-action truss rod
- DLX DieCast machine heads
- Black hardware
- Strings: .010 "- .046"
- Colour: Matt Black
Powerful sounds, stealthy looks
Most people associate TE-style guitars with musical styles like Country, Blues, and Western. The Harley Benton TE-20HH, on the other hand, breaks away from this much-trodden path and combines a traditional design with modern features - a synergy that makes this affordable guitar perfect for Rock and Metal music. At the core of the TE-20HH's sound is a combination of solid woods and a pair of humbucking pickups, and the result is a powerful-sounding instrument that will handle clean tones well enough but whose real specialty lies in the field of high-gain sounds. What is more, the slim-taper maple neck ensures a comfortable playing feel, while the hardware - comprising a set of reliable DLX die-cast machine heads and a six-way DLX TE bridge - provides optimum tuning stability and accurate intonation in every register.
Doom-laden looks and a punchy sound
The TE-20HH brings a fresh and imposing look to a traditional body shape thanks to its matt black finish and red tortoiseshell-look pickguard, into which the neck pickup is also directly set. The high-output bridge pickup in turn is housed in the bridge plate, and the two are governed by a simple control layout comprising a three-way selector switch and a single pot each for volume and tone, all housed on the typical TE-style control plate, which together with the rest of the guitar's hardware - bridge, control knobs, and of course machine heads - is finished in black. The neck with its comfortable modern C profile features a 22-fret roseacer fingerboard that completes the guitar's dusky vibe.
An affordable starting point for Metal fans
One glance at the TE-20HH's price tag makes it clear that this is a guitar aimed primarily at fans of heavier genres who are just starting out on the electric guitar and want to get their hands on a robust and well-built instrument despite only having a limited budget at their disposal. Besides its great value for money, players will also appreciate this guitar's playability and sonic flexibility, though as stated above it is most at home in high-gain territory, covering everything from precisely-picked riffs through to singing lead sounds. The build quality of this guitar is impressive - and not just for an instrument at this price point - meaning that players can look forward to having it at their side for many years to come.
About Harley Benton
Since 1998, the Harley Benton brand has been catering for the needs of numerous guitarists and bassists. In addition to an extensive range of stringed instruments, Thomann's house brand also offers a wide choice of amplifiers, speakers, effect pedals, and other accessories. In total, the range includes over 1,500 products. Built by established names in the industry, all Harley Benton products combine quality and reliability at attractive and affordable prices. The continuous expansion of the range ensures that Harley Benton always provides new, exciting, and innovative products that keep players perfectly in tune with the musical world, day after day.
TE-style goes heavy
As mentioned at the start, TE-style guitars are not historically noted for being common in Rock and Metal music, but the Harley Benton TE-20HH's combination of a basswood body, maple neck, and two powerful humbucking pickups makes it perfect for precisely those genres. Despite its extremely affordable price, this guitar leaves nothing to be desired in terms of sound or playability, and its matt black finish means it will cut a dashing figure everywhere from the living room to the stage. The only thing left is to combine it with the right amplifier (with enough gain on tap, of course) and the fun can begin.
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