Chapman Guitars Limited Edition ML3 Pro Semi Hollow Electric Guitar
Guitar Center is expanding its offerings of crowdsourced instruments from Chapman Guitars (a premium custom guitar manufacturer founded by Rob Chapman, frontman and guitarist for Dorje) with a new model, available exclusively at Guitar Center. This Limited Edition ML3 Pro Semi Hollow Electric Guitar Obsidian Burst marks the world’s second Chapman Semi-Hollow, and will only be available at Guitar Center stores for a limited time.
Rob Chapman’s 670,000 YouTube subscribers, as well as Guitar Center customers, were invited to vote on all key design elements of this unique guitar, a process Rob Chapman calls “collaborative sourcing” to design guitars to fit the needs and interests of musicians. Rob Chapman based this guitar’s design on the existing ML3 Pro Modern. To help create the guitar, customers visited the Chapman Guitars website and voted on specifications that included special humbucker pickups and a flame maple Obsidian Burst finish as part of the guitar’s feature set. The Guitar Center exclusive instrument features a reverse headstock, Flame Maple Top, thick carved Maple Cap, Mahogany body, Stainless Steel Frets, and a baked Maple neck. Scale length is 648mm (~25.5″), Tuners are Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing), and bridge is Chapman String Through hardtail with Brass Saddles.
Whether it’s soaring thick notes or chiming bell-like chords, the ML3 Traditional Semi-Hollow is rich with beautiful harmonic overtones. Although the Chapman P90 pickups, mahogany body and 4A flame maple top highlight its traditional design, modern features such as the baked maple neck, complete with stainless steel frets and glow-in-the-dark side dots, keep it innovative.
“Both of the new Chapman ML3 Pro Semi Hollow Electric Guitars are premium, limited-edition instruments,” stated Michael Doyle, Guitar Center Vice President. “We are proud to be the exclusive retailer of these unique guitars, the specs of which were voted on by thousands of Chapman’s online followers and Guitar Center customers. To partner with such innovative guitar manufacturers as Chapman offers our customers something truly special, and we invite players everywhere to visit our stores and check out these exciting new guitars.”
Chapman ML3 Pro Semi Hollow Electric Guitar Obsidian Burst features:
Gloss-finish maple veneer on semi-hollow mahogany body
25.5″-scale roasted maple neck, 24-fret roasted maple fingerboard
Dual Chapman Madrigal humbuckers with coil splits, 5-way switch
Thru-body strung hardtail bridge, Hipshot Grip-Lock tuners, straplocks