Harley Benton DC-Junior TV Yellow

Electric Guitar

  • AKA "The Dirty Mustard DC"
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Set-in mahogany neck
  • Fretboard: Amaranth
  • Fretboard inlays: Dots
  • Neck profile: C
  • Fretboard radius: 305 mm
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Graphite nut
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Pickup: Roswell P90D Alnico-5 Dog Ear single coil
  • Volume and tone controls
  • 3-Ply black pickguard
  • Wrap Around bridge
  • Wilkinson vintage-style machine heads with 15:1 gear ratio
  • Ex-factory stringing: .010 - .046
  • Colour: TV Yellow
  • Suitable case: Article no. 172299 (not included)
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Doom
  • Metal
  • Bluesrock
  • Mosh
  • Progressive
  • Thrash

Further Information

Colour Yellow
Soundboard Mahogany
Top None
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Amarant
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickup System P90
Tremolo Nej
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

Come up with your own creative bundle and save

If you order this product together with others as part of a bundle, you can save up to 8 % additionally!
Harley Benton DC-Junior TV Yellow + Harley Benton HB-80R +
10 more
Configure bundle now
starting from £239

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Harley Benton DC-Junior TV Yellow
46% bought this exact product
Harley Benton DC-Junior TV Yellow
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
£139 Add to Basket
Harley Benton DC-Junior Pelham Blue
11% bought Harley Benton DC-Junior Pelham Blue £139
Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT Faded Cherry
11% bought Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT Faded Cherry £177
Harley Benton DC-Junior Faded Cherry
7% bought Harley Benton DC-Junior Faded Cherry £139
Harley Benton DC-Junior Faded Brown
5% bought Harley Benton DC-Junior Faded Brown £142
Our most popular Double Cut Guitars
126 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.6 /5
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
Total
features
sound
quality
Unbeatable for the price but it's worth upgrading it
shauny155, 10.10.2020
I bought this guitar over a year ago now from Thomann and I had to wait a few weeks for it to arrive (which I was informed about in advance) well packed and without damage.
The first thing is it isn't TV yellow. It's more like a Dijon mustard colour which is no bad thing but was a bit of a shock.
The set up was ok but the nut had been cut a little lopsided (it was slightly higher at one side than the other). This didn't bother me that much as I wasn't expecting that much for the price so I took it to my local guitar shop who did a full set up on it.
The neck is beautiful, slim and easy to play. The whole fit and finish of the guitar feels like a much more expensive instrument which for under £200 is just what you're looking for. The Wilkinson Tuners work as they should and the electronics all seem solid and crackle free.
I'm one of those players that likes to tinker with my guitars.
After playing it for a while and doing a few gigs with it I found that the action was a little too high for my taste and the design of the bridge wouldn't allow me to lower it any further so I bought a new wraparound bridge (cost about £18). I also found the pickup was squeeling a bit at high gain settings so I swapped that for another (£35).
With the set up, new bridge, new pickup and a set of locking strap buttons (essential if you want to keep your guitar in one piece) my £189 guitar has cost me about £300. I still feel this was a bargain for such a solid instrument.
If you're looking for a LP Junior for a fraction of the price of the main brand then you could do much worse than this.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Nice not expensive guitar
laurentium, 18.11.2020
I really love this guitar. I never had any guitar with 628mm scale length, and I must say I got to love it for that. I play mostly jazz, but really want to play some rock stuff sometimes, and wanted to have a guitar that can do that. Of course, for the versatility, I would like to see a neck pickup also on this guitar, so I could play even jazz on it. I think it should sound good, as it seems to have a less brighter sound than other guitars, with maple caps. First I thought I would get it to a luthier to get it routed for a neck pickup, but then I started reading about the way Junior type of guitars connect to the body, and realized that modding it could make the neck not stand the pressure and ruin the guitar. Especially if I would like to have some 11s strings on it. So I guess I would buy an another Harley Benton Special Double Cut TV Yellow with 2 P90, if they decide to make one. Until then I am enjoying this one.
The guitar came setup really well. I measured all the specs, and it came close to what Gibson recommends for it's solid body guitars. As I own it already, for almost a year, I got the chance to make some weather influenced adjustments of the truss rod, and it holds up really well.
Tuners - not the best for staying in tune, but still ok.
Love the color. It's not the TV Yellow as you would expect on classic guitars, but I think I like it better, this mustard yellow.
Still, you should know that the fretboard is stained. They made it so, to look close to black. And the stain they used gets on your fingers after you play it, but can be easily washed away. Eventually it goes away, after several weeks/months (depends on how often you play it). But no big deal, I can live with that, for the price ))
I must say I'm really impressed with the quality you get for this price, and I mean mainly for playability. Good job HB!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Beautiful finish and tone
Rob Mac, 09.09.2020
I'd wanted this for a long time. I'm in Australia. Unfortunately there were problems with postage (coronavirus?) and the cost was much more. The guitar finish was perfect except........ the bridge wasn't in the right spot. I had to extend the position screws by small metal blocks at the posts of the rear of the bridge. It now intonated perfectly using the adjustable saddles. It plays and sounds great. Perfect vintage Rock/Blues machine! I sent my info to Thomann with pics of my mod and they kindly sent me a discount. A great company to deal with.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality
Excellent Harley Benton DC Junior
Bazjaz, 26.08.2020
My first Harley Benton, TV Yellow, and straight out of the box the intonation was perfect and the fit and finish faultless.
Frets and fingerboard were finished well and look superb.
The only adjustment I made was to raise the treble end of the bridge about a half millimeter as the action was a tad low for me.
The Roswell P90 has a surprising tone range from muted jazzy sounds to all out crunch.
My other recent purchase is a Squier Contemporary Tele and this DC Junior is certainly equal to it in tone and playabilty, but is a hundred pounds cheaper.
I've been playing guitar for 60 years, almost exclusively Fenders, but I'm an HB convert. This may be my first one, but it won't be the last.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Harley Benton DC-Junior TV Yellow
(126)
Harley Benton DC-Junior TV Yellow

Electric Guitar AKA "The Dirty Mustard DC", Body: Mahogany, Set-in mahogany neck, Fretboard: Amaranth, Fretboard inlays: Dots, Neck profile: C, Fretboard radius: 305 mm, Scale: 628 mm, Nut width:...

Harley Benton DC-Junior Pelham Blue
(25)
Harley Benton DC-Junior Pelham Blue

Electric Guitar Limited Run 2020 - Limited to 250 copies, Body: Mahogany, Neck: Mahogany, Neck attachment: Set-in, Fretboard: Amaranth, Fretboard inlays: White dots, Neck profile: C, Scale: 628 mm,...

Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT Faded Cherry
(37)
Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT Faded Cherry

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Set-in mahogany neck, Fretboard: Ebony, Fretboard inlays: Dots, Neck profile: Fat '59, Scale: 628 mm (24.72"), Fretboard radius: 305 mm (12.01"), Nut width: 43 mm...

Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT LH Faded Cherry
(3)
Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT LH Faded Cherry

Electric Guitar Left-hand model, Body: Mahogany, Set-in mahogany neck, Fretboard: Ebony, Fretboard inlays: Dots, Neck profile: Fat '59, Fretboard radius: 305 mm (12.01"), Scale: 628 mm (24.72"),...

Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT Benton Blue
(4)
Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT Benton Blue

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Set-in neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Macassar ebony, Fretboard inlays: Dots, Neck profile: Fat '59, Fretboard radius: 305 mm, Scale: 628 mm, Nut width: 43 mm, Nut:...

Harley Benton DC-Junior Faded Cherry
(24)
Harley Benton DC-Junior Faded Cherry

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Set-in mahogany neck, Fretboard: Amaranth, Fretboard inlays: White dots, Neck profile: C, Fretboard radius: 305 mm, Scale: 628 mm, Nut width: 43 mm, Graphite nut, 22...

Harley Benton DC-Junior Faded Brown
(26)
Harley Benton DC-Junior Faded Brown

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Set-in mahogany neck, Fretboard: Amaranth, Fretboard inlays: White dots, Neck profile: C, Fretboard radius: 305 mm, Scale: 628 mm, Nut width: 43 mm, Graphite nut, 22...

Harley Benton DC-Junior Faded Blue
(23)
Harley Benton DC-Junior Faded Blue

Electric Guitar Body: Mahogany, Set-in mahogany neck, Fretboard: Amaranth, Fretboard inlays: White dots, Neck profile: C, Fretboard radius: 305 mm, Scale: 628 mm, Nut width: 43 mm, Graphite nut, 22...

B-Stock from £118 available
£139
Free shipping and excluding VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
E-Guitars
E-Guitars
Electric guitars are ten a penny and nowadays there are at least as many models and makers to choose from.
Online Guides
Guitar Setups
Guitar Setups
The range of available guitars and amps has never been greater than it is today, and a huge variety of sounds are easily accessible.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown exclude VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in GBP.
2
(2)
Recently Viewed
iZotope Community Appreciation Bundle

iZotope Community Appreciation Bundle (ESD); plug-in bundle; contains 11 essential tools for audio editing and creative music production; consists of Nectar Elements, Neutron Elements, Ozone Elements, RX Elements, BreakTweaker, Stutter Edit 2, Iris 2, Trash 2 as well as Exponential…

5
(5)
Recently Viewed
DSM & Humboldt Simplifier DLX Amp/Cab Sim

DSM & Humboldt Simplifier Deluxe Amp/Cab Simulator; Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; Pre-Amp, Power-Amp and Cab-Simulator; all Analog 0 Watt Dual Channel Amp, with Cab Simulator, multistage Reverb, and versatile connectivity options; All, in an extremely small format; 2 Studio…

Recently Viewed
Fender SQ Affinity P Bass MN PJ OW

Fender Squier Affinity Precision Bass PJ Olympic White; Electric Bass, Affinity Series; Body: Poplar; Neck: Maple; Neck Mount: Bolt On; Neck Form: C; Fingerboard: Maple; Inlays: Black Dots; 20 Medium Jumbo Frets; Nut: synthetic Bone; Nut Width: 41,3 mm (1,63");…

Recently Viewed
Harley Benton EX-84 LH Modern BK

Harley Benton EX-84Modern BK, offset body-style lefthanded electric guitar; tribute series; body: mahogani (sapele entandrophrama cylindricum); neck: mahogani (sapele entandrophragma cylindricum); fingerboard: ebony (diospyros celebica); neck mount: set; neck shape: slim taper c; inlays: white dots; 22 extra jumbo frets;…

Recently Viewed
XAOC Devices Moskwa II

XAOC Devices Moskawa II; Eurorack module; 8 Step Rotosequencer; 8 steps, each with CV control knob and on/off button; for each step programmable functions like slew (portamento), slew probability, gate/trigger probability; up to 8 gate/trigger pattern programmable for each step;…

Recently Viewed
Casio CT-S1WE

Casio CT-S1WE Keyboard with Piano-Look - 61 touch-responsive keys, 64-note polyphony, AiX Sound Source, 61 sounds, Reverb, Chorus, Delay, DSP, Master EQ, Volume Sync EQ, connection to free Chordana Play For Keyboard App, Midi, transpose, metronome, midi record, headphone/line stereo…

1
(1)
Recently Viewed
the t.bone Sync 2

Digital 2.4 GHz radio system with two transmitters and one receiver. The compact size is perfect for mobile applications such as interviews, micro-video recording and Vlogging, Transmitter can be used with integrated microphone or external microphone, Distortion-free signal…

Recently Viewed
Blue Microphones Snowball iCE USB Black

Blue Microphones Snowball iCE USB Black; Plug 'n Play USB microphone for recording and podcasting; USB condenser microphone; polar pattern: cardioid; perfect for vocal and music recordings as well as podcasts; frequency response: 40 Hz - 18 kHz; sample rate:…

Recently Viewed
Fender SQ Affinity Tele Lake Pl. Blue

Fender Squier Affinity Telecaster Lake Placid Blue; Telecaster Electric Guitar; Affinity Series; Body: Poplar; Neck: Maple; Fingerboard: Laurel; Neck Mount: Bolt-On; Neck Shape: C; Inlays: Pearloid Dots; 21 Medium Jumbo Frets; Nut: synthetic Bone; Nut Width: 42 mm (1,65"); Scale:…

Recently Viewed
XAOC Devices Ostankino II

XAOC Devices Ostankino II; Eurorack Modul; expander for Moskwa II sequencer (item 521036); expands Moskwa II with CV inputs for Random Play, Slew, Probability, Transpose, Range, Clock Rate, First Step, Last Step; oputput for the internal clock signal; individual gate…

Recently Viewed
Casio CT-S1RD

Casio CT-S1RD Keyboard with Piano-Look - 61 touch-responsive keys, 64-note polyphony, AiX Sound Source, 61 sounds, Reverb, Chorus, Delay, DSP, Master EQ, Volume Sync EQ, connection to free Chordana Play For Keyboard App, Midi, transpose, metronome, midi record, headphone/line stereo…

Recently Viewed
the t.bone Sync 1

2.4 GHz Digital radio system with one transmitter and one receiver The compact size is perfect for mobile applications such as interviews, micro-video recording and Vlogging, Transmitter can be used with integrated microphone or external microphone, Distortion-free signal…

Give Feedback
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.