Harley Benton DC-Junior Faded Brown

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Set-in mahogany neck
  • Fretboard: Amaranth
  • Fretboard inlays: White dots
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Graphite nut
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Pickup: Roswell P90D AlNiCo-5 Dog Ear single coil (bridge)
  • Volume and tone controls
  • WSC Wrap Around bridge
  • 3-Ply black pickguard
  • Chrome hardware
  • Wilkinson vintage-style machine heads with 15:1 gear ratio
  • Ex-factory stringing: .010 - .046
  • Colour: Open pore faded brown
  • Suitable case: Article no. 172299 (not included)
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Colour Brown
Soundboard Mahogany
Top None
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Amarant
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickup System P90
Tremolo Nej
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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With a few tweaks, a fantastic guitar
buddhuu, 15.05.2020
The brown DC Junior looks and feels absolutely great. The weight is comfortable - solid but not too much of a burden for the gigging player. The finish is very well done and really looks the part. Fit is neat and accurate.

The electrics are neat: full-sized Alpha pots and tidy wiring. The control cavity is shielded with conductive paint and the cavity cover with aluminium foil.

The Roswell pickup sounds really good. Not exactly a classic P90 sound but somewhere between that and a Tele bridge pickup vibe. A nice sound in its own right. One odd thing is that the pickup is very low beneath the strings and would benefit from spacers or shims to raise it up a few mm. I'll do that to mine next time I change strings and I expect it to improve the pickup's performance.

I play mine through an Artist Tweed Tone 20 R tube combo and it sounds exactly as I'd hoped it would.

The one slightly weak point is the bridge. It has a fairly sharp corner on the low E string saddle which makes for uncomfortable palm muting. Also, the available adjustment in both height and intonation are only just sufficient to get a good action and good intonation - several other owners have also noticed this - but both ARE achievable. Still, many players will want to replace the stock bridge with a third-party bridge that's a little lower in height and which allows the saddles to be move a fraction further back. Such bridges are available for £20 or £30 so it's no big deal.

While the basic guitar is an absolute spectacular bargain at this price, where it will really shine is as a high-quality platform for modification and customisation.

So far I'm really loving it. If it got stolen or lost I would immediately buy another one - or maybe two!
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Great Value
Wotsthebuzz, 14.11.2020
I love my guitar. Was ready to go right out of the box. I'll definitely purchase another
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great budget DC guitar
k4k3csy, 09.11.2020
First when I opened it I was stunned by the beauty. The body is made out of 2-3 pieces that are so perfectly mached you dont even notice a seam. Frets are perfect and I realy mean perfect.
Tunner could be a little better but they do their job.
The only thing I didnt like about the guitar is that the pickup was way to low, almost 1 cm from the strings. So to fix that I 3d printed a spacer and put it under the pickup. Now the p90 has that perfect growl that we all love,
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Great guitar
Sean W., 27.11.2020
Having owned several Gibson Juniors / specials I have to say that this is a little cracker of a guitar. Plays great straight out of the box with no flaws at all. After a few weeks I changed the pickup to a Zhangbucker and added a pio cap, didnt need to change the pots as theyre alpha. Theres nothing wrong with the original pickup but I just wanted more growl . I have ordered the better wraparound bridge that everybodys upgrading but will only change it when im changing the strings . Its a great little player and sounds amazing . If you were to do a blind test you would do well to tell the difference between this and the Gibson model . The colour is more red than brown but after ordering I regretted not getting the red so no complaints here . With the pickup and new bridge it probably cost me €300 but worth every penny.
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