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Chapman ML1 Modern Standard Electric Guitar in Abyss Purple/Blue

New Factory, Improved Pickups - Same Killer Design!


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    Product Description

    The Chapman ML1 Modern Standard 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 still, the V2 models are made in a new factory - boasting 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 & 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 high-quality magnets sourced from the US. Many guitar pickups use generic magnets, the same that you might find in cars or household appliances. These, however, 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 has also re-voiced the pickups to provide crisper articulation, a more pronounced mid-range and smoother low and high-end frequencies. You’re guaranteed to get studio sound quality and brilliant definition in live use; cutting through the mix effortlessly!

    Body & Neck

    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 slippery satin finish and familiar C-shaped neck means that you'll feel right at home - whatever your style!

    Hardware & Electronics

    Chapman have loaded the V2 ML1 Modern Standard 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. 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.



    • Body Wood: Mahogany
    • Top Wood: Flamed Maple Veneer
    • Binding: Reveal


    • Headstock: Straight Heritage
    • Neck Wood: Maple
    • Neck Finish: Satin
    • Neck Profile: C Shape
    • Neck Joint: Recessed Bolt-On with Velute
    • Fretboard: Ebony with Rolled Edges
    • Frets: 24 Jumbo, Nickel
    • Fret Markers: Pearl Dots
    • 12th Fret Inlay: Pearl Infinity
    • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
    • Nut: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL
    • Truss Rod: Dual Action

    Hardware & Electronics​​​

    • Tuners: Chapman Classic Closed (18:1 Gearing)
    • Bridge: Chapman String-Through Hardtail
    • Strap Buttons: Chapman Classic
    • Neck Pickup: Chapman Sonorous Zero Humbucker
    • Bridge Pickup: Chapman Sonorous Zero Humbucker
    • Pickup Switch: 3-Way Blade
    • Controls: Master Volume (500k), Master Tone with Push-Pull Coil Split (500k)
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    Customer Reviews


    9 reviews





    Mr Harrison Britten21st May 2022

    Great setup. Neck feels great and pickups are not too active which is good for me

    Value 5Looks 4Durability 4Sound 5

    Mr Matthew Chapman7th May 2022

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer30th Mar 2022

    Great feel to guitar, neck feels brilliant, and the look of the guitar is great.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Matt Gilmore7th Feb 2022

    Good, Affordable guitar plays well, fret polish not as good as expected, although a quick polish brought them up to scratch. Disappointed that the ground wire for the bridge was loose, however easy to fix.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

    Trusted Customer21st Jan 2022

    Nice build quality , feel and sound. Feel like a more expensive guitar. Came setup nicely. Only missing 5th star because there is a blemish on the fretboard that doesn’t look like part of the grain and the fretwork looks like it’s been left in a warehouse for a long time and needed cleaning up.

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 4

    Mr Jamie Atkins2nd Oct 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mrs Lorraine Dynes1st Jan 2021

    Amazing quality and beautiful

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mrs Amber Dare25th Dec 2019

    My baby has looked at this for a while and with some overtime at work boom he got his gift **

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Daniel jolly15th Dec 2019

    This guitar feels as good as Fender America strats

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

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