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 (opens in new tab).

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 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).