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Chapman V2 ML1 Modern Baritone Standard in Gloss Graphite

New Factory, Improved Pickups - Same killer design!

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The ML1 Modern Baritone is a dual-humbucker guitar that combines classic design with crushing modern tones. A unique tonewood combo and a simple, comfortable playability make the ML1 Modern Baritone an outstanding addition to the Chapman Guitars catalogue. Better still, the V2 models are made in a new factory - baked tonewoods for improved resonance and durability, improved rolled fretboard edges and US-made pickup magnets. They're onto a winner...

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New and Improved Pickups

All V2 Chapman instruments are equipped with brand new pickups made in-house in their new factory. Unlike their previous pickup designs, these feature new magnets sourced specially from the US. Many guitar pickups use generic magnets, the same that you might find in cars or household appliances - these are tailor-made for use in guitars. If you thought the previous humbuckers and single coils sounded great, you’ll love the fresh tone of these precisely-wound models. 

Chapman have re-voiced the pickups to provide crisper articulation, a more pronounced midrange and smoother low and high-end frequencies. You’re guaranteed to get studio sound quality and brilliant definition in live use.

Body & Neck

Chapman have opted for a combination of classic tonewoods for the body: Alder with an Ash veneer top. Alder and Ash are known for being widely used on the vast majority of Fender guitars since the release of their very first solid-bodies back in the '50s. Offering a brilliant combination of scooped but crystal-clear mids and rich, resonating sustain, these woods provide real tonal character.

For the neck, they've opted for satin-finished Maple, with a set-neck configuration featuring a volute. This reinforcement, combined with a dual-action truss rod, means sturdy tuning stability - perfect for that extended range sound. The satin finish and familiar C-shape neck means you'll be right at home, whatever your style! 

Hardware & Electronics

Chapman have loaded the ML1 Modern with two Sonorous Zero Baritone humbuckers; power, clarity, a dense midrange and a hefty low-end perfectly complements the unique tonewood cocktail, resulting in firm, chunky baritone sounds. Expect seismic bass frequencies and a crystal-clear midrange, 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. Top it off with a Graph tech black tusq XL nut and alluring black hardware across the board, and you've struck the perfect balance between versatility and attitude.

Specifications:

  • Headstock: Straight heritage headstock
  • Neck: Maple with satin finish
  • Neck type: C shape recessed bolt-on neck with velute
  • Top: Ash veneer on flat top with gloss finish
  • Body: Alder with gloss finish
  • Body carves: Arm carve, front lower spoon cut, rear tummy cut, rear lower spoon cut, rear heel contour
  • Fretboard: Ebony fretboard with rolled edges
  • Binding: Reveal
  • Frets: 24 jumbo nickel frets
  • Fret markers: Pearl side dots and pearl front dot inlays
  • 12th fret inlay: Pearl infinity
  • Scale length: 711mm (~28")
  • Tuners: Chapman locking (18:1 gearing)
  • String nut: Graph tech black tusq XL nut
  • Truss rod: Dual action
  • Bridge: Chapman string-through hardtail
  • Neck pickup: Chapman Sonorous Zero Baritone humbucker, Magnet: alnico 5 output: 12.5k ohms
  • Bridge pickup: Chapman Sonorous Zero Baritone humbucker, Magnet: alnico 5 output: 16.5k 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
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Written by Sam Beattie

    Specifications
    Body Wood
    Alder
    Neck Pickup
    Chapman Sonorous Zero Baritone humbucker
    Number of Strings
    6 String Guitars
    Pickup Config
    H/H
    Scale Length
    26.5" and Over
    Hardware Colour
    Black
    Top Wood
    Ash
    Bridge Type
    Fixed Bridge
    Brand
    Chapman Guitars
    Fretboard Wood
    Ebony
    Bridge Pickup
    Chapman Sonorous Zero Baritone humbucker
    Neck Wood
    Maple

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    Customer Reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

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    Durability

    Sound

    Trusted Customer28th Feb 2020

    Nice deep sound just what I wanted for the heavy metal music I do

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Dr Duncan Crutchley16th Dec 2019

    Awesome guitar, lots of fun to play.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer1st Dec 2019

    Feels just like a normal guitar, very forgiving. Stays in tune, sounds great, looks great, cant ask for more.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 4Sound 5

    Mr Lewis Everett25th Nov 2019

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

    Mr Christopher Shaw11th Nov 2019

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mr David Smith7th Nov 2019

    Build quality a big improvement on the first Chapman I bought. This Baritone has a quality feel to it and nicely complements my PRS SE 277 equipped with P90’s.

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    Panik5th Oct 2019

    Great guitar for the price, far better than I expected....

    Mr jason McFarlane11th Aug 2019

    Pick ups are hotter than expected but once you get dialled in, you get a really good thick and creamy tone, both clean and god damn dirty. Any other guitar of this type and quality you’ll be paying more money for. The only thing I was unhappy with is I thought it came with a gig bag. Although on the Anderson’s website it doesn’t say it comes with one. That out of the way. I would highly recommend this guitar

    Lee29th Jul 2019

    Picked this model because there aren't too many 6 string baritones on the market and this looked like very good value for money and it absolutely is. Materials and build quality are excellent, it plays great (doesn't feel overly long despite the baritone neck) and the stock pickups sound good and clear even when tuned way down. Split coil tap is a nice touch. I asked on the order form for one with a nice wide grain top and I think it's safe to say they delivered. First Chapman I've owned and won't be the last

    Phil Baynes28th Mar 2019

    Very pleased with the guitar. Great build quality and definitely great value for the money.

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