The Chapman ML1 Modern is a dual-humbucker guitar that combines classic design with a modern edge. Punchy pickups, a vibrant finish and comfortable playability makes the ML1 Modern a performance instrument through and through. Better yet, the latest models boast improved rolled fretboard edges and US-made pickup magnets. They're onto a winner...
Chapman have opted for mahogany for the body with a stunning flamed maple veneer top. While the mahogany provides you with uncompromising sustain and rich lows, the flamed maple ensures excellent clarity in the mid-range and upper register.
For the neck, Chapman has opted for smooth satin-finished maple with a bolt-on configuration featuring a velute. This reinforcement, combined with a dual-action truss rod, means sturdy tuning stability and excellent proficiency with drop-tuning. The silky smooth satin finish and familiar C-shaped neck means that you'll feel right at home - whatever your style!
Top it off with a Graph Tech Tusq XL nut and alluring black hardware across the board, and you've struck the perfect balance between versatility and attitude.
Chapman have loaded the ML1 Modern with two Sonorous Zero humbuckers; power, clarity and punchy mids perfectly complement the Mahogany and Maple construction. Expect soaring sustain and a crystal-clear top-end, clean or distorted.
A 3-way blade pickup switch and a push-pull coil-tap vastly expands your tonal palette. What first appears to be a simple HH configuration suddenly becomes a hugely versatile instrument that'll efficiently handle whatever you throw at it.
- BODY TOP: Flame Maple Veneer On Flat Top with Gloss Finish
- BODY BACK: Mahogany with Gloss Finish
- BODY BINDING: Reveal
- BODY CARVES: Arm Carve, Front Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Tummy Cut, Rear Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Heel Contour
- HEADSTOCK: Straight Heritage Headstock
- TUNERS: Chapman Classic Closed (18:1 Gearing)
- STRING NUT: 42mm Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL Nut
- NECK: Maple with Satin Finish
- NECK JOINT: Recessed Bolt-on Neck
- PROFILE: C Shape
- TRUSS ROD: Dual Action
- FRETBOARD: Macassar Ebony Fretboard with Rolled Edges
- FRETBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
- FRETS: 24 Jumbo Nickel Frets
- FRET MARKERS: Pearl Side Dots and Pearl Front Dot Inlays
- 12TH FRET INLAY: Pearl Infinity
- SCALE LENGTH: 648mm (~25.5")
Hardware and Electronics
- BRIDGE: Chapman String-Through Hardtail
- NECK PICKUP: Chapman Sonorous Zerø Humbucker
- MAGNET: Ceramic OUTPUT: 10.5k ohms
- BRIDGE PICKUP: Chapman Sonorous Zerø Humbucker
- MAGNET: Ceramic OUTPUT: 12.5k ohms
- PICKUP SWITCH: 3 Way Blade Switch with Coil Split on Push-Pull Tone Knob
- CONTROLS: Master Volume (500k), Master Tone with Push-Pull (500k)
- STRAP BUTTONS: Chapman Classic Strap Buttons