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Chapman Guitars ML-1 Trans Black Electric Guitar.
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Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom


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Item specifics

Condition: Used Type: Electric Guitar
Right-/ Left-Handed: Right-Handed Sub-Type: Stratocaster
No. of Strings: 6 string

Here we have for sale something a bit special.

This is the latest model of the Chapman guitars ML-1 in trans black. Chapman guitars is the brainchild of Rob 'Chappers' Chapman. Rob is the guy that does all the guitar demos for Andertons music and is also lead guitarist and vocalist in the band Dorje. In conjunction with Lee 'the captain' the owner of Andertons they decided to setup there own guitar company. The ML-1 came about from a forum poll where rob chapman asked members of his forum to spec out their dream guitar. This is the latest edition of the ML-1 which is much improved over the original. The hardware on this guitar is all top notch. The official spec for the guitar is below.

Solid mahogany body, with flame maple veneer option.
Hi Gloss finish on the Trans Black & Amber Sunburst models & sanded natural oil stain with black back & sides on the Natural ML-1 (based on Robs actual ML-1).
Maple neck with ebony fret board.
Extra Jumbo Frets.
350mm (13 ¾”) Radius.
42mm Nut Width (57mm at 22nd fret).
25.5” Scale Length.
Recessed bolt on construction.
Satin finish to reverse of neck with gloss finish on headstock.
Hardware & Pickups
HSS configuration with Chapman Guitarnivore Humbucker & 2 x Chapman Extreme Victory Single Coil Pickups
Wilkinson WVPCR Trem System.
Grover Machine Heads
3 way pickup switch with tone & volume controls – tone control is pulled out to activate coil tap.
Switch Position Without Coil Tap With Coil Tap
P1 Neck Single Coil Neck & Middle Single Coil
P2 Neck & Bridge Together All 3 Pickups Together
P3 Bridge Humbucker Only Bridge (split) & Middle Coil

I bought this guitar and straight away made some pretty special upgrades. First of all I put the guitar through a full pro setup. The action is now nice and low and the intonation is spot on, I had the trem screwed right down flat to the body as I don't tend to use them. It plays superbly and is setup with gauge 10 Elixir strings.

Secondly and most importantly I swapped out all 3 of the pickups. I wanted the best so I went with Suhr pickups. I put a Suhr Aldrich humbucker with nickel cover in the bridge, and 2 ML standard single coils in the middle and neck positions. What this has done is take the guitar into a different league. It can easily hang with guitars costing 3 times as much. It sounds truly amazing.

The guitar was wired up as per the original spec so you still get the coil split options by pulling out the volume control. Condition wise there are no issues as its hardly been played. There are no major dents or dinks. The guitar will come complete with the deluxe chapman gig bag which is great quality. My only reason for selling is I've just bought a Musicman Luke 3 guitar and need to claw back some money. These guitars retail for £369. The pickup upgrades and the setup cost me around £350 so make no mistake this is seriously a pro quality instrument. Here is a great chance to grab a top spec guitar for a great price. I will also include the original pickups with the guitar, as well as a black ernie ball strap.

Here is a link to the Andertons website;56375;2717&utm_source=googlebase&utm_term=ML1-TB&utm_medium=pricecomp&utm_campaign=GoogleShopping&gclid=CMHwzaWh3rcCFc3HtAodbSYA_Q

And here is a link to a YouTube demo





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