Harley Benton HB JA-60 OW

Electric Guitar

  • Vintage series
  • Body: Basswood
  • Bolt-on neck in Canadian maple
  • Neck profile: "C"
  • Blackwood fretboard
  • Fretboard inlays: Blocks
  • Matched headstock
  • 21 Frets
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Double-action trussrod
  • Pickups: 2 Roswell JM-ADWH Alnico-5 Vintage Style P90
  • 1 Volume and 1 tone control
  • 3-Way pickup toggle switch
  • Hardware: Deluxe chrome
  • Fixed bridge
  • Kluson style machine heads
  • Ex-factory string gauges: .010 - .046
  • Colour: Olympic White
  • Suitable case: Article Nr: 122213 (not included)
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Colour White
Soundboard Basswood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Blackwood
Frets 21
Scale 648 mm
Pickup System P90, P90
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Hubik, 01.03.2018
A new and exciting guitar! I was really overhyped a bit about this piece. It arrived quickly and was somewhat in tune... I will only blame the cold weather, no harm. It wasn't exactly clean. But not at all dirty. Some glue here and there, minor stuff that was cleaned without a problem.

The hardware is nice. It works. It feels nicer than Squier Bullet series, which is comparable price-wise. The knobs felt a bit stiff in the beginning, but they have loosened. Tuners do tune. They are not the nicest, but get the job done.

I like to play the guitar. The matte neck feels good and flat fretboard is nice. Frets themselves aren't the most polished (as many have pointed out before me) but I haven't had any issue with bending notes all over the fretboard. The only thing I might dislike a bit is the position of the guitar hanging. it's a bit too on right side. But I can work with that.

Oh, and the sound. Well, honestly, this is where my expectations have failed. The guitar sounds... Well, it sounds like a guitar. Nothing too exciting. So I am planning now on changing the pickups for splitting humbuckers. The original pickups do hum quite a lot if I might say.

The conclusion? This is a very good inexpensive piece of wood that would satisfy beginners, hobbyists and pros. Everybody. You can tweak it to your liking without risking big money.
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Bazwoldi, 02.12.2018
My second JA60 which I like almost as much as the first, the only real difference being the considerable extra weight of this OW one compared to the SB.version
Although the pickups are described on Roswells site as jazzmaster size single coils they sound (and buzz) like P90s fitted to the SB model.
I also sense (as opposed to measure) that the neck feels even chunkier than the SB version but still is totally playable.(although I do not enjoy the 350mm f/board radius which is compounded by the fact that the T-o-M style bridge has a 12 " (305mm) profile to the saddles.)
As with all the HBs I've purchased the nut slots needed dressing to reduce string height at that end of the f/board but the frets did not require any attention other than a polish and some filing to fret ends.

The finish is very creditable given the cost of this guitar, and electrics all function well. The machine heads however are poor, particularly the ferrules which appear to be plastic and not a tight fit in the headstock holes which is a formula for tuning problems.
I have used this and its sister /brother SB version for gigging and recording with no problems.

All in all remarkable value for money for a very playable ,good sounding instrument.
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Colour: White
Harley Benton HB JA-60 OW
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Harley Benton HB JA-60 OW

Electric Guitar Vintage series, Body: Basswood, Bolt-on neck in Canadian maple, Neck profile: "C", Blackwood fretboard, Fretboard inlays: Blocks, Matched headstock, 21 Frets, Scale: 648 mm, Nut...

  • Design: J-Style
  • Colour: White
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 21
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickup System: P90, P90
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton HB JA-60SB Vintage Series
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Harley Benton HB JA-60SB Vintage Series

Electric Guitar Body: Lime, Bolted neck: Canadian maple, Neck profile: 'C', Fretboard: Blackwood, Block inlays, 21 Frets, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Double action truss rod, Pickup: 2 Roswell...

  • Design: J-Style
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Blackwood
  • Frets: 21
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickup System: P90, P90
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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