Chapman ML3 Modern Electric Guitar

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Start your Chapman journey with a sizzling hot ML3, featuring a gorgeous flame maple top, hardtail bridge, and a set of aggressive Sonorous Zero humbuckers.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Flamed maple top Premium wood grain with bright, projecting tone
Graph Tech Tusq nut Increased harmonics and sustain, rich tone
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength

At first glance your wallet may be forgiven for thinking that the ML3 Modern is the perfect back-up guitar. But, after a few chords and licks your hands will be telling you otherwise. With its rolled edges and ebony fretboard, the C-shaped satin maple neck immediately stands out as a player's guitar and puts to shame many other guitars at a higher price point.

If drop-tuning is your thing, you can rest assured that the self-lubricating, Graph Tech Black TUSQ nut, Chapman Classic closed 18:1 tuners and Chapman hard tail bridge will work as a team, delivering all the tuning stability and harmonic sustain you need for the studio or live.

Powered by the improved Chapman Sonorous Zero pickups, your ML3 Modern is the perfect sonic unity of great materials such as maple, ebony and mahogany coupled with ultra attention to detail in design features like the front and rear spoon cuts and natural edge finish.

Headstock: Straight Heritage Headstock
Tuners: Chapman Classic Closed (18:1 Gearing)
String Nut: 42mm Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL Nut
Neck: Maple with Satin Finish
Neck Joint: Recessed Bolt-on Neck
Neck Size Width: NUT 42mm 24F 57mm
Thickness: 1F 22.5mm 12F 24.5mm
Profile: C Shape
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Fretboard Macassar: Ebony Fretboard with Rolled Edges
Fretboard Radius: 350mm
Frets: 24 Jumbo Nickel Frets
Fret Markers: Pearl Side Dots and Pearl Front Dot Inlays
12th Fret Inlay Pearl: Infinity
Scale Length: 648mm (~25.5")
Body Top: Flame Maple Veneer On Flat Top with Gloss Finish
Body Back: Mahogany with Gloss Finish
Body Binding: Reveal
Body Carves: Arm Carve, Front Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Tummy Cut, Rear Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Heel Contour
Bridge: Chapman String-Through Hardtail
Neck Pickup: Chapman Sonorous Zero Humbucker
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 10.5k ohms
Bridge Pickup: Chapman Sonorous Zero Humbucker
Magnet: Ceramic
Output: 12.5k ohms
Pickup Switch: 3 Way Blade Switch with Coil Split on Push-Pull Tone Knob
Controls: Master Volume (500k), Master Tone with Push-Pull (500k)
Strap Buttons: Chapman Classic Strap Buttons
Strings: Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Nickel Wound, 10-46
Guitar Weight: Approx. 3.5kg (7.7lbs)
Pickup Switching: Tone Knob In Tone Knob Out
Position 1: Bridge Bridge Coil Split (Outer Coil)
Position 2: Bridge + Neck Bridge + Neck Both Split (Outer Coils)
Position 3: Neck Neck Coil Split (Outer Coil)

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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted July 19, 2021 by a customer from

"It's a Rock machine"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The build quality and features are excellent at this price point. I love everything about it. My main concern was how the pickups would sound and I am very pleasantly surprised. You can get a classic metal tone but the pickups shine when you turn up the gain. Whether it's a heavy doom metal tone from the neck pickup or a straight up modern metal sound from the bridge it definitely suits my needs. I was also surprised how no matter how much gain you're using the sound cleans right up by just backing off the volume slightly. the neck feels great and the finish is beautiful. My only small issue would be that it doesn't have locking tuners but at this price that's to be expected. The tuners it does have do the job quite well so if I there's no need to change them except to make changing strings quicker. This is my first Chapman guitar but definitely won't be my last.
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