Chapman Guitars ML1 CAP10 White - Lee Anderton

The first 'proper' guitar I ever owned was a second hand ’86 Fender American Standard Strat that I bought with no pickups and no machine heads. It had been heavily altered by its previous owner as was modified to take an HSH configuration of pickups. I still have that guitar and when I first started making videos with Chappers it was my go-to guitar.

When the Chapman Guitars project started to take off, Rob suggested that I design my own Chapman model, so I took the basic Chapman ML1 design, changed the fret board, pickups, scratch plate and colour so that it looked a bit more like my Strat. The CAP10 was born and I still have (and use!) serial number 1 of that guitar. In 2018 we decided to give the CAP10 a face lift and altered the body to be even more like my old Fender. The results are insane – the guitar looks so fresh, plays great and sounds fantastic. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it too!

Lee 'The Captain' Anderton

Full Specification

HEADSTOCK Straight Heritage Headstock
TUNERS Chapman Locking (18:1 Gearing)
STRING NUT 42mm Graph Tech TUSQ Nut
NECK Maple with Satin Finish
NECK JOINT Recessed Bolt-on Neck
WIDTH:   NUT  42mm    22F  57mm
THICKNESS:     1F 22.5mm     12F  24mm
PROFILE:   C Shape
TRUSS ROD Dual Action
FRETBOARD Indian Ebony Fretboard with Rolled Edges
FRETS 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
FRET MARKERS Glow-in-the-Dark Side Dots
12TH FRET INLAY Pearl Infinity
SCALE LENGTH 648mm (~25.5")
BODY TOP Flat with Gloss Finish
BODY BACK Mahogany with Gloss Finish
BODY CARVES Arm Carve, Rear Tummy Cut, Rear Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Heel Contour
BRIDGE Wilkinson 2-Point Tremolo, Brass Block
Chapman Stentorian Humbucker
MAGNET:  Alnico 5  OUTPUT:  8.21k ohms 
Chapman Venus Witch Single Coil
MAGNET:  Alnico 5  OUTPUT:  6.8k ohms 
Chapman Stentorian Humbucker
MAGNET:  Alnico 5  OUTPUT: 14.1k ohms 
PICKUP SWITCH 5 Way Blade Switch with Coil Split on Switch
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
Position 1 Bridge
Position 2 Bridge Only Split (Outer Coil) + Middle
Position 3 Middle
Position 4 Neck Only Split (Outer Coil) + Middle
Position 5 Neck