The DC-Junior FAT LTD Ferris Blue is Harley Benton’s latest iteration of the DC Junior model, designed with input from Andy Ferris of the Guitar Geek channel on YouTube. This new version adds some sweet updates to an already winning formula, all at a very attractive price point. Read on to see why you should have one in your collection.
The Cult of the Harley Benton DC-Junior
If, like me, you frequent online guitar communities or forums, you may have come across entire threads dedicated to the new range of Harley Benton DC models. These bare-bones rock ‘n’ roll machines are rapidly gaining an almost cult-like status for their well-made construction and killer tones.
And because these models are so affordable, they’re perfectly suited to modding and upgrading, and have gained a reputation as a must-have guitar in any collection.
Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT LTD Ferris Blue
The new limited edition Harley Benton DC-Junior FAT LTD Ferris Blue is essentially a ‘signature model’ based on what YouTuber Andy Ferris of The Guitar Geek channel wanted for his version of the DC. Check out his unboxing video below. The guitar has a mahogany body with a WSC wrap around bridge, and is loaded with a single “dog-ear” P90-style humbucker in the bridge position. The pickup is “stacked and splittable”, and along with its volume and tone controls, should offer plenty of versatility for this no-nonsense guitar.
The deal breaker for me though, is the meaty mahogany Fat ‘59 neck profile. I do prefer a chunky neck, especially on a DC-style guitar. I also really like the Ferris Blue finish, and think a lot of other players will gravitate towards it as well.
This guitar has pretty much everything you need to just go out and enjoy playing your instrument. Plus, it won’t break the bank, and you can easily justify buying one to your other half without causing a divorce. The model is limited to only 250 guitars worldwide, and I reckon will probably sell out within days of its release. So if you’re interested in adding the guitar to your collection, don’t wait too long.
In the worst case scenario, if you do miss out on the Ferris Blue version, you can still grab this great looking Faded Cherry finish version.