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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 guitar for it's price
DaddyDave, 26.07.2020
Looks great and very solid for it's price,

Sound - the p90 in it suffers a bit from being a bit far from strings, but it sounds good, sounds like rock n roll.

Finishing - the fretwork wasn't that good, fret edges were rough and annoying when sliding through the neck, so it will need some fretwork.
The tone knob was lose, almost falling from it's place, I don't if this happened during it's shipping, but not cool.
The rest it's pretty good.

Playability - plays good, but it will play better after I set it up right for me.. lower the action a bit, intonate it perfectly, do some fretwork and try to raise the pickup a bit.

It's a great guitar for it's price, from entry level to a gig player.
I bought this guitar to be my Frankenstein, so I can mod it all I want.. probably will change the pickup, and add a second one in the near future (:
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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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