Chapman ML1 Modern Standard Special Run Electric Guitar in Lightning Storm

Featuring Seymour Duncan USA Pegasus/Sentient pickups, rolled-edge Ebony fingerboard, 24 jumbo frets & Graph Tech nut!

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Product Description

The Chapman ML1 Modern Standard is a powerful dual-humbucker electric guitar that combines classic S-type design with contemporary flair! This particular Special Run ML1 comes equipped with red-hot Seymour Duncan Pegasus/Sentient humbuckers, and also boasts a unique "Lightning Storm" finish applied to a gorgeous Poplar Burl body top.

Top it off with a rolled-edge Ebony fingerboard, 24 jumbo frets, a Graph Tech TUSQ nut and stealthy black hardware across the board — and you've struck the perfect balance between versatility and attitude!

Key Features

  • Mahogany Body — Provides a deep and sustain-rich sound; adorned with a stunning Poplar Burl veneer top for a premium look.
  • Satin-Finished Maple "C" Neck — Traditional neck timber adds brightness into the sonic mix; boasting a comfortable "C" profile and a satin finish for ultra-fast playability.
  • Bolt-On Construction with Recessed Neck Joint — Yields a snappy tone for an immediate note response, with recessed heel joint enabling unrestricted upper-fret access.
  • Rolled-Edge Macassar Ebony Fingerboard — A luxurious and silky material with a stunning grain; enhanced with rolled edges for a smooth, played-in feel.
  • 24 Jumbo Frets — Large size offers a controllable feel under the fingers, for wide vibrato and pitch-perfect string bends.
  • Seymour Duncan USA Pegasus/Sentient Pickups — High-output humbuckers deliver immense power and clarity with plenty of punchy mid-range. Expect soaring sustain and crystal-clear highs, whether clean or distorted!
  • 3-Position Pickup Switch & Coil Split — Yields 6 different sounds in total for superb tonal versatility. Access 3 full humbucking tones as standard via the pickup switch, and engage the push-pull tone knob to split their coils for 3 additional single-coil sounds.
  • String-Through-Body Hardtail Bridge — Enhances sustain, with individual saddles allowing for precise action and intonation settings.
  • Graph Tech TUSQ Nut — Low-friction material minimises unwanted tuning slips.



  • Body Shape: ML1
  • Body Wood: Mahogany
  • Top Wood: Poplar Burl Veneer
  • Body Binding: Reveal
  • Body Finish: Gloss


  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Shape: "C"
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Neck Joint: Recessed Bolt-On
  • Scale Length: 648mm (25.5")
  • Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony with Rolled Edges
  • Fingerboard Radius: 350mm (13.5")
  • Fingerboard Markers: Pearl Dots with Pearl Infinity at 12th Fret
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo, Nickel
  • Headstock: Angled Heritage
  • Truss Rod: Dual-Action
  • Nut: Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL (42mm)


  • Bridge: Chapman String-Through Hardtail
  • Tuners: Chapman Classic Closed (18:1 Gearing)
  • Strap Buttons: Chapman Classic
  • Hardware Colour: Black
  • Strings: Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Nickel Wound, 10-46


  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Pegasus Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient Humbucker
  • Controls: Master Volume (500k), Master Tone with Push/Pull Coil-Split (500k), 3-Way Blade Pickup Selector Switch