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!
|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|
|TRUSS ROD||Dual Action|
|FRETBOARD||Indian Ebony Fretboard with Rolled Edges|
|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|
Chapman Passive Aggressive HumbuckerMAGNET: Ceramic OUTPUT: 15.56k ohms
Chapman Passive Aggressive HumbuckerMAGNET: 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|
|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)|