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Chapman ML3 Pro Semi-Hollow Modern Obsidian Burst

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Manufacturer's ID: ML3SHP-MOD-OS

What we say:

The ML3 PRO Semi-Hollow expands on the range’s ’T-style’ guitars to offer a contemporary instrument with a ‘thinline’ influence.

This Chapman ML3 is an intriguing and largely successful mix of the traditional with the contemporary. F-hole guitars are often strictly saved for relatively low-powered, classically styled guitars, not modern Rock machines like this! We admire the boldness and are glad to say it works really well aesthetically as well as practically.

The top of the guitar, capped with Flame Maple, is lightly carved, with the f-hole and ‘spoon cut’ at the lower horn. The back is contoured for the stomach and allows displays this guitar’s upmarket set neck made of Roasted Maple.

The neck itself features two full octaves’ worth of stainless steel frets on a 13.7” radius fingerboard. There is real quality to this neck: it feels immediately familiar and highly playable. As with most Chapman guitars, this ML3 semi-hollow features a reverse headstock. Hipshot tuners provide even more quality!

A set of Chapman’s own ‘Madrigal’ humbuckers are used here for modern-sounding versatility. These pickups can run pretty hot but there are a range of coil split options within the 5-way blade selector that bring out more chimey, single coil tones. A hard tail bridge provides through body stringing, bringing more sustain and resonance to what is already an excellent sounding guitar.

Chapman have really hit on something here: it isn’t just retro fans who want an F-hole in their electric guitars! By combining this with an otherwise unapologetically modern guitar, Chapman have something quite unique and very appealing in the shape of this ML3 Pro Semi-Hollow. This guitar is available here in Obsidian Burst.

Specification

HEADSTOCK Angled Heritage Headstock
TUNERS Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing)
STRING NUT 42mm Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL Nut
NECK Roasted Maple - Medium Colour with Satin Finish
NECK JOINT Set-Through Neck with Volute
NECK WIDTH@NUT 42mm
NECK WIDTH@22F 57mm
NECK THICKNESS@1F 20.5mm
NECK THICKNESS@12F 22mm
PROFILE C Shape
TRUSS ROD Dual Action
FRETBOARD Roasted Maple- Medium ColourFretboard with Rolled Edges
FRETBOARD RADIUS 350mm
FRETS 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
FRET MARKERS Glow-In-The-Dark Side Dots
12TH FRET INLAY Pearl Infinity
SCALE LENGTH 648mm (~25.5mm)
BODY TOP Flame Maple Veneer On Carve Top with Modern F-Holes with Gloss Finish
BODY BACK Mahogany with Gloss Finish
BODY BINDING Plain Maple
BODY CARVES Front Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Tummy Cut, Rear Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Heel Contour
BRIDGE Chapman String-Through Hardtail with Brass Saddles
NECK PICKUP Chapman Madrigal Humbucker
MAGNET: Alnico 5
OUTPUT: 11k ohms
MIDDLE PICKUP -
BRIDGE PICKUP Chapman Madrigal Humbucker
MAGNET: Alnico 5
OUTPUT: 12.5k ohms
PICKUP SWITCH 5 Way Super Switch with Coil Split
CONTROLS Master Volume (500k), Master Tone (500k)
STRAP BUTTONS Chapman Strap Locks
STRINGS Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Nickel Wound, 10-46
CASE Chapman Pro Hard Case
GUITAR WEIGHT -
PICKUP SWITCHING Position 1:Bridge, Position 2:Bridge+Neck, Position 3:Neck, Position 4:Neck+Bridge Only Split (Outer Coil), Position 5:Neck

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