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Chapman ML1 X Standard Electric Guitar in Deep Blue Gloss

Features Chapman HSS pickups, rolled fingerboard edges, jumbo frets & Graph Tech nut!

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SKU: ML1-X-DBG

Product Description

In 2020, Chapman Guitars celebrated their 10th anniversary with the ML1 Pro X Anniversary model. To continue this legacy, the "X range" has now be introduced to the popular Standard Series in the form of the new ML1 X Standard.

The ML1 X standard is a powerful HSS electric guitar that combines classic S-type design with contemporary flair! Beautifully crafted from classic tonewoods including Maple, Mahogany and Ash, the ML1 X seamlessly blends flexibility, playability and tone. A set of proprietary Alnico 5 pickups offers a wealth of single coil and humbucker tones, striking the perfect balance of versatility and attitude.

Top it off with a rolled-edge Macassar Ebony fingerboard, 22 jumbo frets, a Graph Tech TUSQ nut, and rock solid hardware across the board, and you've really got something special!

Key Features

  • Mahogany Body - Provides a deep and sustain-rich sound; adorned with a stunning Ash veneer top for a premium look.
  • Satin-Finished Maple "C" Neck - Traditional neck timber adds brightness into the sonic mix; boasting a comfortable "C" profile and a satin finish for ultra-fast playability.
  • Bolt-On Construction with Recessed Neck Joint - Yields a snappy tone for an immediate note response, with recessed heel joint enabling unrestricted upper-fret access.
  • Rolled-Edge Macassar Ebony Fingerboard - A luxurious and silky material with a stunning grain; enhanced with rolled edges for a smooth, played-in feel.
  • 22 Jumbo Frets - Large size offers a controllable feel under the fingers, for wide vibrato and pitch-perfect string bends.
  • Chapman Alnico 5 Pickups - The HSS configuration allows for both humbucker and single coil tones, making the ML1 X incredibly versatile. Expect soaring sustain and crystal-clear highs, whether clean or distorted!
  • Chapman 2-Point Tremolo with Steel Block - Enhances sustain, with individual saddles allowing for precise action and intonation settings.
  • Graph Tech TUSQ Nut - Low-friction material minimises unwanted tuning slips.

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Specifications

Body

  • Body Shape: ML
  • Top Material: Ash Veneer On Flat Top with Gloss Finish
  • Body Material: Mahogany with Gloss Finish
  • Binding: Reveal
  • Body Carves: Arm Carve, Front Upper and Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Tummy Cut, Rear Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Heel Contour
  • Finish: Satin

Neck

  • Material: Maple with Satin Finish
  • Profile: C Shape
  • Headstock: Straight Heritage Headstock
  • Scale Length: 648mm (~25.5")
  • Fingerboard Material: Macassar Ebony Fretboard with Rolled Edges
  • Fingerboard Radius: 240mm
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Jumbo Nickel
  • Nut Material: Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL
  • Nut Width: 42mm 
  • Inlays: Pearl Dots with Pearl Infinity at 12th Fret
  • Joint: Recessed Bolt-on Neck with Volute
  • Finish: Satin

Hardware

  • Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: Chapman 2-Point Tremolo with Steel Block
  • Tuning Machines: Chapman Classic Closed (18:1 Gearing)
  • Pickguard: None
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Strap Buttons: Chapman Classic Strap Buttons

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Chapman Humbucker - Magnet: Alnico 5, Output: 15.75k ohms
  • Middle Pickup: Chapman Single Coil - Magnet: Alnico 5, Output: 6.4k ohms
  • Neck Pickup: Chapman Single Coil - Magnet: Alnico 5, Output: 6.4k ohms
  • Controls: Master Volume (500k), Master Tone (500k)
  • Switching: 5 Way Blade Switch
  • Output Jack: 1/4"

Miscellaneous

  • Strings Gauge: Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Nickel Wound, 10-46
  • Case: None

Written by Chris Toft

Customer Reviews

3.0

2 reviews

Value

Looks

Durability

Sound

Trusted Customer19th Mar 2024

Was very underwhelming and hadn’t been set up well. Pickups did not sound as I had hoped for an HSS config, the fret edges had not been filed down despite the accompanying card saying ‘passed’. The pickup selector switch was quite flimsy and the tuning was a nightmare, especially with the floating trem system. Have returned the item for a refund.

Value 2Looks 4Durability 3Sound 2

Mr William Coopland25th Jan 2023

Couldn't decide which colour to get. Wished for both Red or Blue. Decided on Blue as it's nearest to my favourite colour - Midnight Blue.

Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

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