Harley Benton TE-62CC LPB

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Electric guitar

  • Deluxe Series
  • Poplar body
  • Bolt-on vintage caramel maple neck with Roseacer skunkstripe
  • Vintage caramel maple fingerboard
  • Neck profile: Modern D
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • 21 Frets
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell AlNiCo 5 TEA-F-CR/TEA-B single coils
  • 1 Volume and 1 tone control
  • 3-Way switch
  • 3-Ply mint green pickguard
  • Hardtail bridge
  • Kluson style tuners
  • Deluxe hardware
  • Factory stringing: Daddario EXL110 .010 - .046 (Art. 104555)
  • Colour: Lake Placid Blue
available since December 2021
Item number 502822
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Pickups SS
Fretboard Maple
Tremolo None
Body Poplar
Top None
Neck Maple
Frets 21
Scale 648 mm
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$125
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Well built and good playable t-style guitar
Seg@fredo 11.02.2022
This is my second Harley Benton guitar, the other being the CST-24.
No issues with this one as well.
For reference, I’m primarily a bass player and play guitar on the side. I’ve played and owned more expensive guitars and basses like Squier, Fender, Ibanez, Washburn and Yamaha.

No surprises in the sound department. It obviously sounds like a t-style guitar.

Technically, the guitar is well built. Neck and frets are properly finished. Neck alignment and setup is very decent. No issues with the electronics either.
Besides tuning it didn't need any additional setup before playing it out of the box. Decent action, no intonation problems or buzzes.

Visually, it’s a very appealing instrument.
The caramelized neck came out nicer than I expected and feels very smooth.
I would describe the Lake Placid blue finish as kinda ‘soft’ with a vintage-ish hue (not as bright and sparkly as on some LPB guitars). In my case the images on the Thomann website give a very good representation of the color. Together with the mint pickguard and caramelized neck it really adds to the vintage aesthetic. Very nice!

In my case, the only thing that gives away that you are dealing with a low-priced instrument, is the 3-way switch. The switch on mine feels a bit flimsy, but it functions without issues.
I've had no problems with tuning stability, even after some extensive bending, which means the tuners and the nut do a pretty good job.

All and all a solid and well-built guitar that delivers way more than the price tag might suggest. It feels and plays like a serious instrument.
So far, I really enjoy playing this guitar, which is the most important criteria for any guitar, I guess.
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Excellent. Better than expected.
carsandguitars 27.01.2022
So just a bit of background. I mainly play acoustic guitar and have two Gibson J45s, a high end Takamine and a Yamaha 12 string. I recently sold my two Fender Telecasters as I didn't play them enough. One was the PowerTele with the Fishman electronics and the other was a Modern Player. Having sold these Teles, I needed another one, so opted for the TE-62CC LPB.

It is an absolutely gorgeous guitar, plays really well and I've been practising my string bends on it all day, straight out of the box. The roasted neck is silky fast, the frets are perfect. No fear of sharp edges here. The chrome knobs are not plastic, which I assumed would be the case. They are some kind of chrome or metal and feel really good.

The neck joint is very well cut and fitted. No noticeable gaps. Looks really solid. I know others have said that they don't like the tuners but to me, they're fine.

The paintwork is beautiful. No blemishes or uneveness, just very well executed. The LPB is a flat colour and if I had the choice I would have opted for the blue on the TE-28MN BM. That Tele look like it has a blue sparkle finish but difficult to tell in the photos. Anyway, I opted for the TE-62 as it is fitted with better parts.

If there's one thing I could report that was negative is that the markers on the fretboard are no centred. If you look closely you can see that some are offset left and others are offset to the right. The markers on the side of the neck, the ones which a guitarist uses, are set uniformly, so no big deal. As I said, you have to look closely to see it.

Overall, a very happy customer.
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Great value
Pas Sam 19.01.2022
I ordered this as I wanted to have a telecaster guitar. Before that I had the chance to play both the te-52 and the te-70rw. They are all good but I prefer the 62, mostly due to the weight (the other two might be heavy depending on the item) and the neck that fits me better. The quality is great, out of the box playable, lowered the action a bit, no fret buzz, no fret sprout, frets better polished than expected. Overall a solidly built straightforward tele with a classy finish. Nut, bridge and tuners all fine.The sound is characteristic tele, however I may experiment in the future with tex-mex pickups
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A 3.2 kilograms bundle of joy.
Stevie R 23.06.2022
Harley Benton TE-62CC LPB, it arrived within eight days to the UK well packaged via DHL delivery.
The guitar is well made with only a few minor imperfections, I mention these first- 1. The paintwork a few blemishes (highlights) above the pickguard within the metallic paint surface. and 2. The nut is cut a little deep for the B string. ( I have owned guitars costing many times the cost of this with more imperfection)
This guitar has many plus points the neck is very good, it's maple, smooth with a quality finish and colour. The frets are polished and on this example well put together. Tuners/ machine heads are fine, the action is good for me but others may want it lower. The single coils work well with the volume and tone knobs and switch worked with no problems. The guitar has a good tone, on all settings. It can be versatile and can be used for many genre of music. It has amazing sustain.
The lake placid blue is a lovely colour and works well with the contrasting mint green pickguard and caramelised neck. This is a £125 guitar that punches well above it weight.
You could mod this guitar, but get to know it first it might surprise you.
This guitar will please anyone, not just for a starter.
Seasoned players will appreciate it too.
This is this good instrument, and I have enjoyed playing it.
'It's a 3.2 kilogramme bundle of joy.'

A 3.2 kilograms bundle of joy.
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