Picked up an ML-2

Ninja_RebornNinja_Reborn Posts: 124Member
edited August 2016 in Guitar Chat
Had the good fortune to pick up an ML-2 on christmas eve - it was delivered on the Sunday after boxing day.It's a Chapman ML-2 Classic.  Specs areMahogany body
Maple Neck
Ebony Fingerboard
Medium Jumbo Frets
Seymour Duncan SH-1 Matched Pickups
The tone pot can be popped to engage the pickups in an out of phase configuration - "The Peter Green Mod"Out of the box it plays very well - it's considerably lighter and thinner than an LP.  The belly cut and sculpted heel very comfortable mods to the single cut design.I got this quite heavily discounted as it was classed as B-Stock - there is a tiny streak of gold paint on the side of the neck.  It can be barely seen and shows the attention of detail these guitars are given before being sold.Here are some pics: 


  • MegiMegi Posts: 7,191Member

    Nice buy Ninja - it looks like a "cleaned up", modern take on a classic guitar style. Zebra pickups always look good to me as well. What are the sounds like?

  • JockoJocko Posts: 7,107Member, Moderator

    Lovely guitar. Finish looks really good.

  • Ninja_RebornNinja_Reborn Posts: 124Member

    Thank you guys - I count the number of guitars I've had that are instant keepers on one hand, the ML-2 is one of them.

    Tonally the SH1's are very traditional PAF voiced hum buckers - although I would say they are both pleasantly hot and fat - the breakup nicely but don't leap into the realms of uber distortion.  Through my TH30 on the clean channel they have some real clarity, which becomes sort of smokey as you dial up the gain.

    On the Dirty Channel they range from pushed blues to classic metal.  They will also clean up very nicely when the volume is backed down.

    With the out of phase position selected it get quite nasally and honky (in the right ways).

    Jocko - the finish is very cool - my first gold top and I love it!

  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 3,203Member

    Phwoar !!!

    What a stunner with a highly contemporary twist. 

    I love the Chappers/Captain YouTube vids. Those boys know their guitars and they sure as hell can play. 

  • MegiMegi Posts: 7,191Member

    I like the Chappers/Captain videos as well - hope not too much of a thread diversion if I post the Korg Miku pedal one - it cheers me up to watch this sometimes...

  • Ninja_RebornNinja_Reborn Posts: 124Member

    I met Chapper's just before Xmas at the Dorje gig in Tunbridge Wells.  He's exactly the same in real life as he is on You Tube



  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 3,203Member

    I'm even more impressed with Chappers having seen that he has only two fingers !

  • Reg SoxReg Sox Posts: 3,121Member

    Great purchase there Ninja.  LPs have never done it for me, but I love that onward development of the design.  It really catches your eye without being trashy, and totally modern while taking a backwards glance and giving a wink over it's shoulder.

    Cheers, Reg.

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