I'm normally a superstrat guy but I want to branch out and pick up a Tele and possibly a SSS guitar, along with a 5 string bass and seven string, and I don't really want to spend more money than I have to if I end up not liking the specs or guitar. Last guitar I bought was a seven string with a 25.5 inch scale and Evertune, two specs that I couldn't get along with no matter how much I tried, and had to end up selling it. I'm going to spend a bit more money on the seven since Harley Benton doesn't really have many good sevens, but they have a truckload of Teles and Strats and other Fender and Gibson copies. And if I get a cheap guitar and it isn't firewood then I can always upgrade it with locking tuners and better pickups and things like that. Harley Benton guitars go for as low as €99 on Thomann, I haven't bought a new guitar since like 2013 and back then it was almost unthinkable to buy a guitar for less than about €5-600 unless you were shopping for firewood. But from what I've read the cheapo guitars are starting to become pretty good for the price since the automation process is becoming better and better and fewer lemons are leaving the factory. And yes, I know you can get good guitars for cheap from the big names when you buy used, but not as low as €99 and the used market where I live is small and I have this weird fascination with cheap guitars. I'll probably spend anywhere around €300 each on the guitars, but I'm interested to hear if anybody here have tried the guitars in the €100-250 range and if they're actually any good or not.