Rob Scallon is an online phenomenon. The music he has created has gathered him over 500,000 subscribers who all tune in to watch him create an interesting cover, attempt a challenge or just play some beautiful original pieces that use techniques that not very many can pull off. To create his music he needed a guitar with plenty of range and a solid sound...enter the Chapman ML1-8 RS the Rob Scallon signature 8 string guitar an the first Chapman guitars 8 string.
Solid Neck Through Design
Rob and Chapman worked closely together to come up with this design that has both amazing upper fret access and a smooth feel without just sounding like every other thin 8 string out there. Using Swamp Ash for the body and Mahogany for the neck you get a very strong and sturdy feel with a stunning look as the natural lacquer shows off the neck through design perfectly running through the body.
There are two extremes that any guitar Rob uses has to meet. It has to have plenty of clarity and low end in the cleans to hold its own in a solo performance. But it must also be able to djent like nothing else, layering gain upon gain to get some incredible heavy sound. Chapman have done this by selecting woods that allow for a warm and open sound and humbucking pickups that have a beautiful mid range and high end when pushed.
- Carve Top Natural Swamp Ash body
- Mahogany neck - through neck design
- Hipshot Locking tuners
- Hipshot Hardtail bridge
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 24 extra jumbo frets
- 26.5" scale length
- Thin 8 neck contour
- Lucky 8 headstock
- Chapman Humbucker pickups
- Chapman hard case
- *Photos shown are of prototype guitar