Roland has announced a new JC-120 Jazz Chorus 50th Anniversary Limited Edition in a Cherry Wood finish to celebrate 50 years of the popular amp model. An amp that is known for its lush stereo chorus and clean tone.
Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus 50th Anniversary
Apparently, it has been 50 years since the Roland JC-120 was first produced and it is still in production today. This JC-120 Jazz Chorus 50th Anniversary Limited Edition is finished in a Cherry Wood finish and there are only 350 being produced. Each one comes with a commemorative badge engraved with the individual number.
“Japan is famous for cherry blossoms, and we’ve infused our national heritage into the JC-120 Jazz Chorus Roland 50th Anniversary Limited Edition with an attractive cherry wood veneer”
Yes, they are a limited edition, however, the only difference, unless I have missed something is that cherry wood veneer and a hand-engraved serial number on the metal badge on the front, plus a dark grey grille cloth.
I have a feeling that collectors may like these, but I am guessing that these small finish changes will not really set the world on fire. Essentially, it is a regular JC-120 with a different finish applied.
With a price of €1999/¢1999.99/£1755 * it is a bit of a steep upcharge. Especially, as you can buy a regular JC-120 for around £500 less and they will both sound the same.
The market for 120-watt clean stereo amps with a nice chorus effect is a fairly small one and so this will be one for the collectors I would imagine.
The pre-orders for these are open now and the amps will ship in February 2023. If you want one for your collection, then Thomann has some available from the link below.
Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus LTD
- Cherry veneer?: Roland
- A hand-engraved serial number: Roland
- Only 350 available worldwide: Roland