Benson Nathan Jr Combo


A small combo with a big sound and a good story.

Nathan Junior has been Benson's demo guitarist for a long time. A seasoned indie rocker who now serves the Portland music scene on a non-profit basis. For example, a portion of the proceeds from every Nathan Junior amp goes to an organization dedicated to providing music education for Portland residents of all walks of life.

And then the amp itself. Benson went looking for a new price point when building this amp and instead of using their usual Mercury transformers/Jupiter capacitors, use other locally produced components that work perfectly in this format. This small 5 watt combo sounds big and is therefore perfect for at home and the smaller gig.

Benson's crazy amps are built in the United States (in Portland to be specific). Benson is completely focused on hand-building high-quality amplifiers that give you a completely unique sound that can act as your personal canvas. The circuits that Christopher Benson and his team make are original, but do make use of the more than 70 years of amplifier history that is now available. Based on this knowledge, the components are carefully selected so that the very best quality and tone are guaranteed. What sets Benson amplifiers apart in particular is their incredibly rich, grand and tasteful clean tone with an enormous dynamic range. The sound is therefore full of musical overtones and through your touch you can end up in a very fine compression or even overdrive.

1 x JJ 6V6 power tube, 1 x 12AX7, 1 x 12DW7
5 watts
Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohms
Volume, Treble, Bass, Reverb
Reverb is all wet at the highest setting, allowing for creative use in tandem with other amps

15.75”W 15.25”H 8.75”D 24 lbs

Point to point construction on terminal strips - no circuit, eyelet or turret board
Mallory 150 capacitors
Baltic Birch speaker cabinet
10” Celestion Greenback
Finish selectable upon checkout