Is one P-90 pickup all you need in a guitar? Harley Benton's new £200 DC-60 Junior says yes indeed!

We are open about our love for P-90 pickups – when voiced in the right combination they aren't just the perfect middle ground between single-coil cut and humbucker girth, the surprisingly versatile Les Paul (opens in new tab) Junior makes the case that one is all you need in an electric guitar (opens in new tab) when the tone and volume controls come into the equation. 

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Harley Benton's SC-Junior (opens in new tab) made a similar statement – and impressed us with its value in our review (opens in new tab). Now its got the same concept in an SG-esque design and we're in similar bargain territory again.

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Like the SC-Junior, a mahogany body, amaranth 12" radius fretboard, C-shape neck and Roswell P90D Alnico-5 Dog Ear pickup feature here. It ain't broke so no need to fix that recipe. Wilkinson 15:1 ratio tuners and WSC wraparound bridge also appear and the latter can make a huge difference for resonance and expressive bending in our experience. 

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And good news for southpaws too – both the Faded Cherry and Pelham Blue options here are available in left-handed models.

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(Image credit: Harley Benton)

As usual with Harley Benton, the best news is the price. Wait for it…

£202.80 including VAT / €198. 

They're on sale now over at Thomann (opens in new tab)

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.