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Chapman ML-3 Traditional in Natural Swamp Ash

Includes a Chapman Signature Quality Gig Bag

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The Chapman ML-3 Finally here and is visually stunning. As with all non-artist Chapman guitars, every facet of the ML-3 has been decided by the fantastic guitar enthusiasts around the world. So if you've made a contribution, then now's your chance to get your hands on the finished product. If not then why not reap the benefits of everyone elses hard work.

The ML-3 has a classic T-style design and comes in two different options. Traditional or Modern. This guitar has the Traditional configuration, with Chapman's 'Chapstack' and Majesty single Coil pickups, a C profile maple neck with a maple fingerboard. 

Other fantastic appointments on the Traditional ML-3 include the Chapman 'T plate' Bridge and tone control coil tapping to get classic single coil tones. All in all, the ML-3 Traditional is a versatile, vintage feel guitar and a great addition to any collection.

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 & 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 Originally made in China & sold as a limited edition one of run in matt black, the ML-1 sold out within 2-3 months & left 100s of fans disappointed that they didn't get one.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. Whilst the “Professional/Affordable” essence of the original ML guitars still shines through, The Chapman brand is becoming well known for creating quality products and outstanding value for money.


  • Two-piece carved swamp ash body
  • Chapman ‘Chapstack’ stacked single coil & Chapman ‘Majesty’ neck single coil
  • Recessed bolt-on maple neck
  • Chapman C Standard profile
  • Maple fingerboard
  • 22 extra jumbo frets
  • Body-matched headstock
  • 25.5” scale length
  • 350mm (13.8") radius
  • Chapman ‘T Plate’ bridge
  • Body located truss adjustment
  • Chrome hardware
  • Coil tap on tone control
  • Chapman Premium gig bag

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Part Number: ML3-TRAD-NAT