The Chapman ML1 Modern Baritone Standard is a dual-humbucker guitar that combines classic design with crushing modern tones. A trusted tonewood mix, punchy pickups and comfortable playability makes the ML1 Modern Baritone an outstanding addition to the Chapman Guitars catalogue. Better still, the V2 models are made in a new factory - boasting baked tonewoods for improved resonance and durability, rolled fretboard edges and US-made pickup magnets. They're onto a winner...
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 a combination of classic tonewoods for the V2 ML1 Modern Baritone's body - Alder with a stunning Ash veneer top. These materials are synonymous with Fender guitars, and have been used ever since the release of their very first solid-bodies back in the '50s. Offering scooped yet crystal-clear mids and rich, resonating sustain; these woods provide real tonal character.
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 Baritone Standard with two Sonorous Zero humbuckers; power, clarity and punchy mids perfectly complement the tonewood cocktail, resulting in firm, chunky baritone sounds. Expect seismic bass frequencies and a crystal-clear mid-range, 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: Alder
- Top Wood: Ash 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: 28" (711mm)
- Nut: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL
- Truss Rod: Dual Action
Hardware & Electronics
- Tuners: Chapman Locking (18:1 Gearing)
- Bridge: Chapman String-Through Hardtail
- Strap Buttons: Chapman Classic
- Neck Pickup: Chapman Sonorous Zero Baritone Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: Chapman Sonorous Zero Baritone Humbucker
- Pickup Switch: 3-Way Blade
- Controls: Master Volume (500k), Master Tone with Push-Pull Coil Split (500k)