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Roland Announces JC-120 Jazz Chorus Roland 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Roland Announces JC-120 Jazz Chorus Roland 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Offered in a one-time production run of 350 units, Roland presents this special model to close out the company’s 50th -anniversary celebration.


Roland announces the JC-120 Jazz Chorus Roland 50th Anniversary Limited Edition, a commemorative version of the iconic JC-120 guitar amplifier. Offered in a one-time production run of 350 units, Roland presents this special model to close out the company’s 50th -anniversary celebration and express gratitude to generations of loyal customers around the world. The JC-120 Jazz Chorus Roland 50th Anniversary Limited Edition comes in a natural cherry wood finish and features a dark gray grille cloth and a badge with a hand-engraved serial number.

The JC-120 has been in continuous production since 1975 and is Roland’s longest-running product. Affectionately known as “the king of clean,” the amplifier has been a stage and studio mainstay for nearly five decades. Trendsetting rock, pop, and jazz guitarists have used the JC-120 on the most influential songs in music history. And when leading producers look to drive tracks with killer clean tones, the amp is always the top choice.

The standout feature of the JC-120 is its lush “Dimensional Space Chorus,” delivered in true stereo through dual 12-inch speakers. This stunning analog effect provides a playing experience like no other amp, instantly making the sound wider, deeper, and more alive. Soon after the JC-120’s release, the effect was ported to the BOSS CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, the first in a long line of CE series pedals to come.

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