Harley Benton Bass Guitar Kit J-Style

Electric Bass DIY Kit JB-Style

The body and neck are finished with a wood-sealer, which allows the surface to be lacquered directly. This, however, in combination with staining may produce unwanted results, in which case the unit should be re-sanded.

  • Complete DIY (Do it yourself) kit
  • Bolt-on neck
  • Solid wood body (wood colour may vary)
  • Neck: Maple
  • Double action truss rod
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Fretboard inlays: Dots
  • 21 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm
  • Nut width: 38 mm
  • Truss rod
  • Pickups: 2 Single coils
  • 2 Volume and 1 tone control
  • Chrome hardware
  • Diecast machine heads
  • Strings: .045" - .105"
  • Colour: Natural

A certain degree of skill in handiwork is required for successful assembly.

Further information

Colour Natural
Soundboard Solid Wood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Roseacer
Frets 21
Scale Longscale
Pickup System JJ
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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A good base for upgrades

18.09.2016
A good kit to approch the art of guitar/bass building.
The wood of the body has a weird grain so a natural finish is not the best option, I finish mine in fiesta red nitro and the result is stunning. Body needs to be carefully sanded on some spots that are rough to grant a good final result.
The neck is quite good, I did a level-recrown-polish job to the frets as I did with all the low cost instruments, fretboard with a good soak of wood oil (I use the red one but there's plenty of choices) reveals a beautyful dark tone.
I can't judge the stock PU because I changed it with a pair of Di Marzio's DP123, electronic is the standard chinese stuff you find in low cost intruments, it works, for sure can be upgraded with quality part for a few bucks if you want.
Assembly is easy, the coupling neck-body is tight.
With a quick set up the finished bass is a good, playable instrument, soundwise my rating is influenced by the fact that I installed PUs that costs more than the kit but even with the standard ones you'll have a light bass with a confortable neck with no dead spots that you can think to upgrades later
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Good starter kit

Töll, 17.11.2017
Bought the kit out of interest for bass playing after a good experience with the T-style guitar kit.
Initial assembly was easy and took about an hour, after which the bass was ready to play. Out of the box it is a fairly playable instrument. After preliminary assembly and playing I took the kit apart for painting and some hardware upgrades, after which it became a really nice instrument. The neck needed quite a lot of fret leveling, but it was a good learning experience to get fretwork practice.
All in all you can get a working instrument for less than 100¤, but to get the most out of the kit, hardware modifications are recommended. In the end I changed out all of the electronics and hardware except for the body and neck. I would recommend this kit to somebody who needs an affordable instrument with possibilities for future upgrades.
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