Harley Benton introduces sub-$400 Marquess range of 4- and 5-string bass guitars

Harley Benton Marquess four- and five-string bass guitars
(Image credit: Harley Benton)

After recently releasing the semi-cut Aelous and headless Dullahan electric guitars, Harley Benton has expanded its bass guitar range with the all-new royalty-inspired Marquess lineup.

Playing with the regal theme, the brand has boldly declared its lofty ambitions for the new models, which it claims deliver "a sound, feel and look that's fit for kings and queens of the bass guitar".

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior 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.