Will have received mine on 19 March 2017 as a birthday gift. From what I have seen so far looking at them and hearing them, in my opinion they without doubt are better than the Squire Telecaster by Fender, personally I like this better than the Hohner model, and honestly I think it looks better than the H.S. Anderson original that Prince played all were copies of the Fender Telecaster. I personally like the Tortoise pickguard and bridge ring better than the leopard and in addition I still wear a Prince Leopard strap. in my opinion of ranking this is what I would say having been able to see, hear, and or play each 1. Harley Benton TE-80-NT deluxe series (A Mad Cat copy basically) 2. H.S Anderson Mad Cat the original Prince bought one 3. Hohner Mad Cat 4. Fender Telecaster 5. Squire by Fender Telecaster The Harley Benton TE-80-NT deluxe series is sure to play better, sound better, allow you to bend better, shred better and faster, last long, feel good, and look good in any situation.
For the price this is a lovely guitar, plays well, feels nice and sounds great. I would definitely recommend to any Prince fan (like myself) that cant stretch to the Hohner version.