The Chapman ML1 Modern Standard is a dual-humbucker guitar that combines classic design with a modern edge. Punchy pickups, a vibrant finish and comfortable playability makes the ML1 Modern a performance instrument through and through. Better still, the V2 models are made in a new factory – boasting baked tonewoods for improved resonance and durability, improved 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 Mahogany for the body, with a stunning Flamed Maple veneer top. While the Mahogany provides you with uncompromising sustain and rich lows, the Flamed Maple ensures excellent clarity in the mid-range and upper register.
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 Standard with two Sonorous Zero humbuckers; power, clarity and punchy mids perfectly complement the Mahogany and Maple construction. Expect soaring sustain and a crystal-clear top-end, 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.
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