Harley Benton launches the Airborne Go, a $140, feature-packed desktop amp with built-in guitar wireless system

Harley Benton Airborne Go
(Image credit: Harley Benton)

2021's been a busy year thus far for Harley Benton. The company has already launched an updated version of its HB-35 Plus, new EMG-loaded SC-550 Plus and SC-Custom Plus models and even a colorful new range of soprano ukuleles, and now it sets its sights on the affordable practice amp market with the all-new Airborne Go.

Chief among its features is wireless playability – the amp itself acts as a receiver, and a Harley Benton AirBorne instrument 2.4 GHz wireless plug-n-play transmitter is included, which can be charged via the amp's USB port.

There's an impressive spec sheet elsewhere, too, including Bluetooth connectivity, three modern and classic guitar amp "HD" models, 13 digital effects, and a drum machine and metronome with 9 rhythmic patterns.

While the amp sports a relatively simple control layout with Gain, Volume, Tone and Delay/Reverb knobs, players can install the Airborne Go app for advanced tone editing.

The unit also includes an Aux/Line-in input, offering players the ability to plug in their playback device of choice to play along with streamed music.

Build-wise, the Airborne Go features a single 3-inch speaker housed within a wooden cabinet, weighing just 1.3kg (approx. 2.9lbs), and measuring only 220 x 114 x 155mm (L x W x H).

The Airborne Go is available now for $138/£100. For more information, head over to Harley Benton (opens in new tab).

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Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).