Harley Benton's new J-style MV-4JB Gotoh bass guitar has a more impressive spec sheet than its price tag would suggest

Harley Benton's new J-style MV-4JB Gotoh bass
(Image credit: Harley Benton)

Harley Benton has added a stylishly appointed new bass guitar model, the MV-4JB Gotoh, to its product lineup.

Available in four colorways – Burgundy Mist, Black, Shell Pink, and Daphne Blue – each with matching headstocks, the MV-4JB Gotoh aims to “bring classic bass tones and high-quality specs together in a single, affordable package." 

And it sure is affordable. Boasting a mouth-watering $230 price tag, the MV-4JB Gotoh features a contoured alder body, bolt-on vintage caramelized Canadian hard rock maple neck with a roseacer skunk stripe and D profile, and a 12”-radius laurel fingerboard with white ABS block inlays and 20 medium frets.

Electronics include a pair of Roswell JBA alnico 5 single-coil pickups, which Harley Benton touts for their “clear attack and punchy response." These are controlled via individual volume pots and a master tone knob.

Other specs include a white graphite nut, four-ply tortoise pickguard, 34” scale length and, as hinted by its name, Gotoh hardware, including GB-7 tuners and a Wilkinson WBBC CR with bronze saddles.

For more information, head to Harley Benton.

Harley Benton MV-4JB

(Image credit: Harley Benton)

Harley Benton has shown a whole lotta love to its lineup of bass guitars in 2022. Prior to the MV-4JB, the Thomann-owned brand launched sub-$300 JJ and JP basses, its own spin on the Jazz Bass with the new budget-friendly JB series, and even a solidbody UkeBass model.

Other highlights from the company’s catalog this year include 6 fresh colorways across its sub-$500 Fusion-III and Fusion-T electric guitar ranges, a bolstered offset lineup with the $177 JA-60CC, and a selection of ultra-affordable 2-in-1 guitar effects pedals.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created 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.