Chapman ML-2 in Natural

New ML-2 including gig bag

The Chapman ML-2 is back & now looks, sounds & plays better than ever before. With our new Korean manufacturing plant, Chapman is achieving staggering levels of quality & affordability. 3 stunning new colours plus the re-introduction of the classic natural finish, with upgraded pickups, coil tap switching and a free gig bag make the Chapman ML-2 one of the best guitars ever in this price range.

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History of the Chapman Guitars

Back in 2009 Rob Chapman came up with the idea of collaboratively designing a guitar with his YouTube fans – over 5000 fans took part in a series of votes to decide on body style, neck profile, headstock shape, pickups & colours, and the original ML-1 was born. Originally made in China & sold as a limited edition one of run in matt black, the ML-1 sold out within 2-3 months & left 100s of fans disappointed that they didn't get one. In 2010 Rob underwent the same process to design the ML-2 – a single cut, double humbucker guitar that again sold out within 2-3 weeks of arrival. In 2012 Rob decided to take the Chapman guitar brand up market, and moved the production to Korea. The new factory introduced some new features, improved the build quality, and added new colours to the original ML designs. Whilst the “Professional/Affordable” essence of the original ML guitars still shines through, we think you'll all agree that the new ML-1 & ML-2 guitars are a significant improvement on the original designs.

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Great construction, playability, tone and value for money.


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Everything that made the original MLs so sought after is right here. Chappers has done it again - you'd be bananas not to give this guitar a whirl.

New Chapman ML-2 Specifications


  • Solid mahogany body, with flame maple veneer option.
  • Hi Gloss finish on the Black Cherry, Trans Black & Amber Sunburst models & sanded natural oil stain on the Natural ML-2 (based on the original ML-2).


  • Maple neck with ebony fret board.
  • Extra Jumbo Frets.
  • 350mm (13 ¾”) Radius.
  • 43mm Nut Width (57mm at 24th fret).
  • 25” Scale Length.
  • Set neck construction.
  • Satin finish to reverse of neck with gloss finish on headstock.

Hardware & Pickups

  • HH configuration with 2 x Chapman Guitarnivore Humbucker Pickups
  • Tone Pro Bridge & tail Piece
  • TUSQ Nut
  • Grover Machine Heads
  • 3 way pickup switch with tone & 2 x volume controls – tone control is pulled out to activate coil tap.


Switch Position Without Coil Tap With Coil Tap
P1 Neck Humbucker Neck Single Coil
P2 Both Humbuckers  Both Single Coils 
P3 Bridge Humbucker Bridge Single Coil 

Colour Options

  • Trans Black Flame Top
  • Black Cherry Flame Top
  • Amber Sunburst Flame Top
  • Natural Satin
  • Left handed model only available in Trans Black Flame Top

Accessories and Other Info

  • Includes Deluxe Chapman Gig Bag
  • All guitars will be strung with Daddario 10-46 strings & checked before being dispatched.

Custom Options

Please note that unlike the previous ML-1 & ML-2 guitars, there are no custom options available on these guitars – according to Rob Chapman there simply isn't anything he'd like to change!

Includes Gig Bag

The new Chapman guitars all include a premium quality, heavy-duty gig bag as pictured above. Please note the gig bag is not currently for sale separately.

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