Harley Benton has introduced five freshly finished, wallet-friendly offset models, which join its old JA series of electric guitars.
Otherwise retaining most of the same specs that were found on the old JA-60 model, the JA-60CC arrives in a choice of either Seafoam Green, Inca Silver, Shell Pink, Dakota Red and Lake Placid Blue.
Additionally, the sub-$200 model is also available in left-handed orientation, with southpaws having the choice of either Lake Placid Blue or Seafoam Green.
Aside from the suave and surf-y colorways, the JA-60CC is a faithful return to the JA’s roots, with each model boasting a no-frills spec sheet that “pays homage to the classic design that inspired countless shoegaze, alternative and indie records”.
Build-wise, it boasts a basswood body, which is attached to a caramelized Canadian maple neck – complete with a C profile – and a 21-fret laurel fretboard. While on the topic of the ‘board, it flashes fancy block inlays and a 25.5” scale length, as well as a 42mm-wide nut.
Other notable appointments include deluxe chrome hardware, a fixed bridge and Kluson-style tuners, with tones coming by way of two Roswell JM Alnico-5 pickups that are at the mercy of master volume and tone controls, and a three-way toggle switch.
The JA-60CC is available now for $177.
For more information, head over to Harley Benton.
Harley Benton is on something of an offset hype at the moment. Last month, it unveiled the stealthy JA-Baritone, which looked to be Benton’s version of the cult classic Squier Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster.