Harley Benton decks out DC-Junior with new Benton Blue finish

Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT Benton Blue
(Image credit: Harley Benton)

Harley Benton has treated its DC-Junior FAT electric guitar to a fresh lick of paint in the form of a brilliant new Benton Blue finish.

Previously only available in Faded Cherry, the new-look model joins up with the rest of Harley Benton's extensive lineup of double-cutaway, vintage-inspired models.

Further cosmetic enhancements also appear, with a white pickguard and pickup cover partnering the Benton Blue finish in a bid to provide a timeless aesthetic pop.

Otherwise, the guitar stays true to its DC-Junior FAT DNA, sporting a mahogany body, fat '59-profile set-in mahogany neck and WSC wrap-around bridge.

22 medium-jumbo frets and dot inlays adorn the ebony fretboard, which features a 12.01" radius and contributes to the guitar's 24.72" scale-length.

Tone-wise, the DC-Junior FAT comes equipped with a Roswell P90D Stack STKP Alnico-5 Dog Ear humbucker, controlled via volume and tone knobs.

Further tonal flexibility can be squeezed out of the streamlined model by way of a push/pull tone knob that allows you to switch between single-coil and humbucker sounds.

Aiming to deliver a versatile range that delivers dialed-up, raucous tones and smooth, silky sounds, the DC-Junior FAT Benton Blue promises to take beginners and pros alike on a "new sonic adventure".

The Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT Benton Blue is available now for $259.

Head over to Harley Benton for more info.

Harley Benton also expanded its range of acoustic-electric offerings recently with the slimline, super-affordable CG-400CE nylon-string guitar.

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Matt Owen

Matt is a Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.