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Chapman ML1 Modern Standard Electric Guitar in Black Blood Red

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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    Here at Andertons Music Co. we believe that we stock some of the best musical equipment in the world. That's why we want to make it as quick and easy as possible for you to get your order, safe and sound!

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    Customer Reviews


    5 reviews





    Trusted Customer10th Jan 2022

    Everything was as described,the team at Andertons even did a setup and the guitar arrived in tune.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

    Sam Marsh26th Oct 2020

    Good product, out of the box ready to play.

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 4Sound 4

    Mr Alexander Clark17th Oct 2020

    The guitar arrived in perfect condition. It was amazingly set up even even after I put a slightly heavier set of strings on it (10-52 d'addario's). The neck and fret ends feel like a dream when playing. tuning stability has been awesome as well, since it doesn't go out of tune often at all to the point where I sometimes pick it up and it's perfectly in tune. The pickups are good but they don't fit my tastes honestly, so they're good stock pickups. They're very warm but can be aggressive sounding if you want them to and the split-coil gives them a nice chimmy tone. The guitar sounds great acoustically and through an amp, it also has a lot of sustain, which is great. The bridge is very comfortable and the action is quite low without being too buzzy. Overall, other than the pickups not being to my tastes this guitar is fantastic. It was absolutely worth the £450 i spent on it, think I'm definitely buying another Chapman in the future

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 4

    Mr Peter Lowes2nd Jul 2020

    Great product, the colour is better in real life than in the photographs. My daughter bought it but I keep stealing it as it plays better than my American standard strat. Set up out of the box was fantastic intonation and action almost perfect, even the strings were nice (Ernie Ball 10s that hadn't gone stale). Two minor issues, the head makes it too long for most gig bags and the finger board is very narrow so you can slide the low e string off if not careful or you come in at an odd angle.

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    PAUL EGAN17th Dec 2019

    Great instrument very easy to play

    Value 5Looks 5Sound 5

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