Chapman Guitars ML1 RS Natural - Rob Scallon

The original idea here was to make an 8 string that isn't simply geared towards making metal but a wide array of genres with metal included. Sing you to sleep, bring the funk, djent your face off, it would excel with all these while looking the part.

With inspiration from the ML-7S, I wanted a mahogany body base with similar pickups. But what I love mahogany for its look and tone I didn't love its weight. So I decided to put swamp ash wings on the side to take off that weight. And that's where the racing stripe kind of look came from.

I also really love the natural wood look. I found that when friends would come over who didn't play themselves they would especially like the look of the natural wood guitars. It's like a classy piece of furniture that happens to sound amazing. Once we had this basic design we knew we needed to make a 6 string too - this is it!

OK, I could talk about these for hours so maybe I'll just stop here... I'm so proud of these guitars!

Rob Scallon

Full Specification

HEADSTOCK Angled Lucky Six Headstock
TUNERS Hipshot Grip-Lock Closed (18:1 Gearing)
STRING NUT 42mm Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL Nut
NECK Mahogany with Satin Finish
NECK JOINT Neck-Through
NECK SIZE
WIDTH:   NUT  42mm    24F  58mm
THICKNESS:     1F 21.5mm     12F  22mm
PROFILE:   C Shape
TRUSS ROD Dual Action
FRETBOARD Indian Ebony Fretboard with Rolled Edges
FRETBOARD RADIUS 350mm
FRETS 24 Jumbo Nickel Frets
FRET MARKERS Pearl Side Dots
12TH FRET INLAY Pearl Infinity
SCALE LENGTH 648mm (~25.5")
BODY TOP Front Carve with Satin Finish
BODY BACK Swamp Ash with Satin Finish
BODY CARVES Front Upper and Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Tummy Cut
BRIDGE Chapman String-Through Hardtail
NECK PICKUP
Chapman Passive Aggressive Humbucker
MAGNET:  Ceramic  OUTPUT:  15.56k ohms 
BRIDGE PICKUP
Chapman Passive Aggressive Humbucker
MAGNET:  Ceramic  OUTPUT: 14.76k 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 Strap Locks
STRINGS Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Nickel Wound, 10-46
CASE Chapman Pro Hard Case
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)