Chapman ML1 Pro Modern in Satin Lunar
The ML1 Pro Modern is a dual humbucker rock guitar that can cover a lot of different styles. The Ebony fretboard gives your notes clarity and the smooth feeling neck makes it easy to go from lead to rhythm and between with ease. The string-through bridge will make the body resonate more giving you more attack and more sustain and even better tuning stability.
The pickups on-board are 2 Chapman humbuckers which were designed to give you a powerful, but clear sound. They can be used for every style of music from blues to classic rock to metal and beyond.
The Chapman Pro series guitars have all got rolled fretboard edges which involves smoothing out any fret edges so that the instrument feels 'played in' even when it's brand new. This process makes the neck much more comfortable to hold and play.
History of the Chapman Guitars
Back in 2009 Rob Chapman came up with the idea of collaboratively designing a guitar with his YouTube fans – over 5000 fans took part in a series of votes to decide on body style, neck profile, headstock shape, pickups and colours, and the original ML-1 was born. Originally made in China & sold as a limited edition one of run in matt black, the ML-1 sold out within 2-3 months & left 100s of fans disappointed that they didn't get one. In 2010 Rob underwent the same process to design the ML-2 – a single cut, double humbucker guitar that again sold out within 2-3 weeks of arrival. In 2012 Rob decided to take the Chapman guitar brand up market, and moved the production to Korea.
The new factory introduced some new features, improved the build quality, and added new colours to the original ML designs. At the NAMM 2017 it was announced that the Chapman range would be split into 2. The Pro series are still built at the same factory in South Korea with a higher spec than before taking these instruments to new heights. And the Standard series guitars are built in Indonesia retaining the same ethos of the current Chapman range, though more affordable.
An easy way to tell the difference between the ranges is by looking at the fretboard. The standard range has got fretboard marker inlays along the fretboard, while the pro series does not.
Here's what Chapman say about the ML1 Pro Modern
The ML1 Pro Modern is Chapman's new feature-loaded, full throttle flagship. It's easy to be be taken in by the beautifully stained, thick flamed maple carved top, modern body contours and easy-access spoon cut, forgetting that under the hood this stealthy machine packs some powerful attributes.
The silky smooth maple neck, complete with ebony fretboard, glistens with jumbo stainless steel frets glow-in-the-dark side dots, finished off with Hipshot grip-lock open gear tuners.
Plug it in and you'll immediate hear the roar of Chapman's new Cimmerian ceramic humbuckers - 'genre agnostic' and ready to roar through any good amp. Complete with strap locks, tools and a Chapman Pro hard case, the ML1 Pro Modern is your new workhorse.
- Model: Ml1 pro modern lunar
- Pro series
- Headstock: Angled heritage headstock with ebony veneer
- Neck: Maple with satin finish
- Neck type: C shape neck-through with velute
- Top: Flame maple solid carve top with satin finish
- Body: Mahogany with satin finish
- Body carves: Front upper and lower spoon cut, rear tummy cut, rear lower spoon cut, rear heel contour
- Fretboard: Ebony fretboard with rolled edges
- Binding: Reveal
- Frets: 24 jumbo stainless steel frets
- Fret markers: Glow-in-the-dark side dots
- 12th fret inlay: Pearl infinity
- Scale length: 648mm (~25.5")
- Tuners: Hipshot grip-lock open (18:1 gearing)
- String nut: Graph tech black tusq xl nut
- Strings: D'addario nyxl nickel wound super light, 09-42
- Truss rod: Dual action
- Bridge: Chapman string-through hardtail
- Neck pickup: Chapman Sonorous humbucker, Magnet: alnico 5 output: 13.1k ohms
- Bridge pickup: Chapman Sonorous humbucker, Magnet: alnico 5 output: 15k ohms
- Pickup switch: 5 way super switch with coil split
- Controls: Master volume (500k), master tone (500k)
- Strap buttons: Chapman strap locks
- Case: Chapman pro hard case
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