Chapman Guitars Update

07 June 2013

Rob Chapman updates you on everything that’s happening with Chapman Guitars

ML-3 Votes

ML-3 Modern (Mahogany Body & Ebony Fretboard)

M/E - How many frets would you prefer?

  • 24 (75%, 4,376 Votes)
  • 22 (25%, 1,437 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,812

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M/E - Which finish would you prefer?

  • Oil Stain (like ML-3 RC) - Black (24%, 1,358 Votes)
  • Flamed Maple Veneer (like ML-1) - Trans Black (22%, 1,261 Votes)
  • Flamed Maple Veneer (like ML-1) - Black Cherry (21%, 1,183 Votes)
  • Flamed Maple Veneer (like ML-1) - Antique Sunburst (18%, 1,021 Votes)
  • Oil Stain (like ML-3 RC) - Red (15%, 846 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,669

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M/E - Which control configuration would you prefer?

  • Open Controls (ML-1 & ML-2 style) (65%, 3,803 Votes)
  • Plated Controls (ML-3 RC style) (35%, 2,059 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,862

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M/E - Which pickup configuration would you prefer?

  • Humbucker, Humbucker (55%, 3,251 Votes)
  • Single Coil, Humbucker (21%, 1,257 Votes)
  • Single Coil, Single Coil, Humbucker (13%, 776 Votes)
  • Traditional T-Type Configuration (8%, 449 Votes)
  • Single Coil, Single Coil, Single Coil (3%, 184 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,917

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M/E - Which bridge would you prefer?

  • Hipshot Fixed Bridge (45%, 2,637 Votes)
  • String Through (ML-2 style) (36%, 2,089 Votes)
  • Traditional T-Type Bridge (ML-3 RC style) (19%, 1,074 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,800

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M/E - Which neck gauge would you prefer?

  • Custom Thin (ML-1 BEA style) (61%, 3,507 Votes)
  • C Standard (ML-1 style) (39%, 2,268 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,775

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ML-3 Traditional (Swamp Ash Body & Maple Fretboard)

SA/M - How many frets would you prefer?

  • 22 (66%, 3,704 Votes)
  • 24 (34%, 1,903 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,607

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SA/M - Which bridge pickup would you prefer?

  • Stacked Single Coil (70%, 3,840 Votes)
  • Single Coil (30%, 1,649 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,489

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SA/M - Which finish would you prefer?

  • Oil Stain (like ML-3 RC) - Blue (24%, 1,304 Votes)
  • Oil Stain with Gloss Finish - Blue (19%, 1,011 Votes)
  • Oil Stain (like ML-3 RC) - Black (16%, 856 Votes)
  • Oil Stain (like ML-3 RC) - Red (14%, 775 Votes)
  • Oil Stain with Gloss Finish - Black (14%, 734 Votes)
  • Oil Stain with Gloss Finish - Red (13%, 689 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,369

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SA/M - Which control configuration would you prefer?

  • Plated Controls (ML-3 RC style) (56%, 3,112 Votes)
  • Open Controls (ML-1 & ML-2 style) (44%, 2,481 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,593

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SA/M - Which pickup configuration would you prefer?

  • Traditional T-Type Configuration (30%, 1,690 Votes)
  • Single Coil, Humbucker (23%, 1,319 Votes)
  • Humbucker, Humbucker (23%, 1,269 Votes)
  • Single Coil, Single Coil, Humbucker (17%, 949 Votes)
  • Single Coil, Single Coil, Single Coil (7%, 405 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,632

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SA/M - Which bridge would you prefer?

  • Traditional T-Type Bridge (ML-3 RC style) (49%, 2,703 Votes)
  • Hipshot Fixed Bridge (28%, 1,569 Votes)
  • String Through (ML-2 style) (23%, 1,264 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,536

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SA/M - Which neck gauge would you prefer?

  • C Standard (ML-1 style) (64%, 3,520 Votes)
  • Custom Thin (ML-1 BEA style) (36%, 2,008 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,528

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Mahogany design - Which fretboard would you prefer?

  • Mahogany body with ebony fretboard (62%, 4,562 Votes)
  • Mahogany body with maple fretboard (38%, 2,745 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,307

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Swamp ash design - Which fretboard would you prefer?

  • Swamp ash body with maple fretboard (63%, 4,467 Votes)
  • Swamp ash body with ebony fretboard (37%, 2,658 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,125

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How many frets would you prefer?

  • 24 (58%, 4,280 Votes)
  • 22 (42%, 3,051 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,331

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Which scale length would you prefer?

  • 25.5" (64%, 4,630 Votes)
  • 24.75" (36%, 2,552 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,182

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Which neck gauge would you prefer?

  • Chapman C Custom Thin (44%, 3,141 Votes)
  • Chapman C Standard (40%, 2,857 Votes)
  • Chapman C Plus Wide (16%, 1,164 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,162

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Which body wood would you prefer?

  • Mahogany (39%, 2,977 Votes)
  • Swamp Ash (33%, 2,501 Votes)
  • Alder (15%, 1,109 Votes)
  • Bass Wood (7%, 502 Votes)
  • Maple (6%, 502 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,591

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What type of veneer would you like?

  • No veneer (46%, 3,458 Votes)
  • Flame Maple Veneer (32%, 2,416 Votes)
  • Quilted Maple Veneer (22%, 1,698 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,572

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Which neck wood would you prefer?

  • Maple (70%, 5,332 Votes)
  • Mahogany (30%, 2,237 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,569

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Which fretboard wood would you prefer?

  • Maple (39%, 2,984 Votes)
  • Ebony (38%, 2,858 Votes)
  • Rosewood (23%, 1,727 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,569

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Would you prefer the headstock to match the body?

  • Yes (77%, 5,828 Votes)
  • No (23%, 1,786 Votes)

Total Voters: 7,614

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