Harley Benton Introduces Highly Affordable MV Series Basses

Harley Benton MV Series Basses

Harley Benton has added a new line of basses called the MV series, which includes six models that take their cues from the P-Bass, the Jazz, and the Mustang. As with most of the company’s offerings, the new basses aim to be available at prices ranging between $207 and $225.

“These six core models are designed to meet the diverse needs of modern bassists, offering a combination of exceptional performance, stunning aesthetics, and versatile tones,” the company states.

Each model is crafted with an alder body and Canadian hard rock maple neck. Other common features include laurel fingerboards with 20 frets, pearloid block inlays, and glow-in-the-dark side dots. (One exception is the 19-fret MV-4MSB.)

The biggest differences in the lineup are in their pickup configurations. The MV-4JB and MV-5JB have a pair of Alnico V single coil pickups for a vintage Jazz vibe, while the MV-4PJ and MV-5PJ have a P/J pickup set. The MV-4P drops it down to a single split-coil pickup. Rounding it out is the 30-inch scale Mustang-influenced MV-4MSB, which has a P/J setup.

Every model has a range of color options, and Harley Benton also launched a left-handed version of each bass. The Harley Benton MV Series basses are available now for $207 to $225.

Harley Benton MV-4JB Bass Features:

Strings:4
Construction:Bolt-on
Body:Alder
Neck:Caramelized Canadian Hard Rock Maple With Roseacer Skunk Stripe
Neck Shape:Soft-D
Fingerboard:Laurel w/ Perloid Block Inlays & Glow in Dark Side Marks
Neck Binding:Creme
Frets:20 Premium Silver Nickel 2.9mm Medium Frets
Nut:White Graphite
Nut Width:38 mm (1,49″)
Scale:864 mm (34,02″)
Fingerboard Radius:305 mm (12″)
Truss rod:Double Action Spoke Wheel
Pickguard:3-ply Black
Pickups:HBZ-custom Wound VJB-b Alnico 5 Single Coil (Bridge) - HBZ-custom Wound VJB-n Alnico 5 Single Coil (Mid)
Controls:2 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Bridge:Sung il WB401CR With Brass Saddles (19mm String Spacing)
Hardware Finish:Chrome
Tuners:HB Die-cast 22:1
Color:Natural, Shell Pink, Seafoam Green, Daphne Blue, Burgundy Mist, Black
Left Handed:Yes

Harley Benton MV-5JB Bass Features:

Strings:5
Construction:Bolt-on
Body:Alder
Neck:Caramelized Canadian Hard Rock Maple With Roseacer Skunk Stripe
Neck Shape:Soft-D
Fingerboard:Laurel w/ Perloid Block Inlays & Glow in Dark Side Marks
Neck Binding:Creme
Frets:20 Premium Silver Nickel 2.9mm Medium Frets
Nut:White Graphite
Nut Width:43mm
Scale:864 mm (34,02″)
Fingerboard Radius:305 mm (12″)
Truss rod:Double Action Spoke Wheel
Pickguard:3-ply Black
Pickups:HBZ- custom wound VJB-B AlNiCo 5 (bridge) and HBZ-custom wound VJB-N AlNiCo 5 (centre) single coils
Controls:2 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Bridge:Sung il WB401CR With Brass Saddles (19mm String Spacing)
Hardware Finish:Chrome
Tuners:HB Die-cast 22:1
Color:Natural, Daphne Blue, Burgundy Mist, Black
Left Handed:Yes

Harley Benton MV-4PJ Bass Features:

Strings:4
Construction:Bolt-on
Body:Alder
Neck:Caramelized Canadian Hard Rock Maple With Roseacer Skunk Stripe
Neck Shape:Soft-D
Fingerboard:Laurel w/ Pearloid Block Inlays & Glow in Dark Side Marks
Neck Binding:Creme
Frets:20 Premium Silver Nickel 2.9mm Medium Frets
Nut:White Graphite
Nut Width:38 mm (1,49″)
Scale:864 mm (34,02″)
Fingerboard Radius:305 mm (12″)
Truss rod:Double Action Spoke Wheel
Pickguard:3-ply Black
Pickups:HBZ-Custom Wound VJB-B alnico 5 single coil (bridge) - HBZ-Custom Wound VPB-N alnico 5 single coil (mid)
Controls:2 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Bridge:Sung il WB401CR With Brass Saddles (19mm String Spacing)
Hardware Finish:Chrome
Tuners:HB Die-cast 22:1
Color:Natural, Shell Pink, Seafoam Green, Daphne Blue, Burgundy Mist, Black
Left Handed:Yes

Harley Benton MV-5PJ Bass Features:

Strings:5
Construction:Bolt-on
Body:Alder
Neck:Caramelized Canadian Hard Rock Maple With Roseacer Skunk Stripe
Neck Shape:Soft-D
Fingerboard:Laurel w/ Perloid Block Inlays & Glow in Dark Side Marks
Neck Binding:Creme
Frets:20 Premium Silver Nickel 2.9mm Medium Frets
Nut:White Graphite
Nut Width:43mm
Scale:864 mm (34,02″)
Fingerboard Radius:305 mm (12″)
Truss rod:Double Action Spoke Wheel
Pickguard:3-ply Black
Pickups:HBZ-Custom Wound VJB-B alnico 5 single coil (bridge) - HBZ-Custom Wound VPB-N alnico 5 single coil (mid)
Controls:2 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Bridge:Sung il WB401CR With Brass Saddles (19mm String Spacing)
Hardware Finish:Chrome
Tuners:HB Die-cast 22:1
Color:Natural, Daphne Blue, Burgundy Mist, Black
Left Handed:Yes

Harley Benton MV-4P Bass Features:

Strings:4
Construction:Bolt-on
Body:Alder
Neck:Caramelized Canadian Hard Rock Maple With Roseacer Skunk Stripe
Neck Shape:Soft-D
Fingerboard:Laurel w/ Perloid Block Inlays & Glow in Dark Side Marks
Neck Binding:Creme
Frets:20 Premium Silver Nickel 2.9mm Medium Frets
Nut:White Graphite
Nut Width:38 mm (1,49″)
Scale:864 mm (34,02″)
Fingerboard Radius:305 mm (12″)
Truss rod:Double Action Spoke Wheel
Pickguard:3-ply Black
Pickups:HBZ-custom wound VPB Alnico 5 single coil
Controls:2 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Bridge:Sung il WB401CR With Brass Saddles (19mm String Spacing)
Hardware Finish:Chrome
Tuners:HB Die-cast 22:1
Color:Natural, Shell Pink, Seafoam Green, Daphne Blue, Burgundy Mist, Black
Left Handed:Yes

Harley Benton MV-4MSB Bass Features:

Strings:4
Construction:Bolt-on
Body:Alder
Neck:Caramelized Canadian Hard Rock Maple With Roseacer Skunk Stripe
Neck Shape:Soft-D
Fingerboard:Laurel w/ Perloid Dot Inlays
Frets:19 Premium Silver Nickel 2.9mm Medium Frets
Nut:White Graphite
Nut Width:38 mm (1,49″)
Scale:864 mm (34,02″)
Fingerboard Radius:305 mm (12″)
Truss rod:Double Action Spoke Wheel
Pickguard:3-ply Black
Pickups:1 HBZ- custom wound VJB-B Alnico 5 single coil (bridge) and 1 HBZ- custom wound VPB Alnico 5 single coil (neck)
Controls:Volume, Tone, 3-way Toggle
Bridge:Sung Il WB401CR with brass saddles
Hardware Finish:Chrome
Tuners:HB Die-cast 22:1
Color:Natural, Shell Pink, Seafoam Green, Daphne Blue, Burgundy Mist, Black
Left Handed:Yes

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