Condition: This guitar has a few small marks but looks good.
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You'll love this if you're a guitarist who wants a sleek looking rock machine that is loaded up with top of the range hardware at an astonishingly low price. The Chapman ML1 set the level for high quality guitars for not much money. Now they are adding a new guitar to their lineup which has hardware that would expect to see on a guitar double the price. The Chapman ML1 Pro is your ticket to great tones at fantastic value.
Made with a slab top Mahogany body with a walnut veneer this guitar looks and feels great. The neck is also made of mahogany with an ebony fretboard and is set in to the body rather than bolted for better sustain, tone and feel. Without the bolt on backplate you can access the upper frets much easier perfect for when you want to go all out on your next solo.
Made to cover nearly any style of rock and metal you can push this through a high gain amp no problem at all. You can also back off the volume to clean up your signal giving you some excellent crunch and clean sounds that work just as good live as in the studio.
Hardware That Can't Be Beat
You will not believe what you get with this guitar. For a guitar at this price point to have this hardware is mind blowing. To start off you have a Hipshot tremolo system, this connects well into the body allowing your strings to resonate more through the body and its smooth movement keeps you tuning stable.
Moving up across the body you will find a full set of USA Seymour Duncan pickups with a L'il 59 in the bridge a stacked humbucker in the middle position and a hot rails up at the neck. These are some of the best pickups you can get out of Seymour Duncan and they are all in this guitar.
The L'il 59 is a medium hot humbucker that closely resembles the '59 pickup you see in a lot of rock and metal guitars. Perfect for heavy rhythms. The middle pickup is a stacked humbucker so even though it looks like a single coil it has a slightly hotter output and is completely hum canceling. The hot rails in the neck uses rails instead of pole pieces to pickup the vibrations. Because of the rail this pickup has little to no pull on the strings when compared against conventional pickups. This pickup is very high output and sound best pushed through a high gain amp.
Keeping Everything Stable
Now just as we get near the neck we have the truss rod adjustment wheel at the bottom of the neck. This is a really cool addition as it means you can adjust the truss rod of your guitar much easier as the access point is more accessible. After that past the ebony fretboard and single infinity inlay at the 12th fret we come to the headstock
Here we have a set of Hipshot locking tuners that work incredibly well the tremolo at the other side of the guitar. Between these two pieces of quality hardware your guitars tuning simply will not budge. Meaning you can keep playing all night long without having to stop for a tune up.
You get a high quality Chapman Hardcase with this guitar as well, so you can keep it safe at home and from gig to gig. Everything in this package is premium, from the woods to the hardware and even the case.
- Body shape & neck design based on the ML-1
- Mahogany slab top body with a 3mm natural finish walnut top - back and sides of the guitar are matt black (like the original ML-1 in natural mahogany)
- The neck is an open pore mahogany neck with a set-through design.
- The headstock is angled back, and the truss rod adjustment is at the bottom of the neck (like the Music Man style)
- The fret board is ebony and features jumbo stainless steel frets
- There is a Hipshot tremolo and Hipshot locking machine heads
- The guitar features 3 pickups - all Seymour Duncan USA made - there is a hot rails at the neck, a stacked humbucker in the middle and a L'il 59 at the bridge
- A Chapman hard case is included