Chapman Guitars first 8-string model the Chapman ML1-8 RS Rob Scallon in Natural finish. Made in collaboration with Rob Scallon the “internet guitar dude” and YouTube phenomenon. Also available in 6-string version ML1 RS…

The Chapman ML1-8 RS Rob Scallon features a Mahogany body with Swamp Ash wings in natural satin finish and has a contoured front carve and rear tummy-cut. The neck is also Mahogany with neck-through construction creating the ‘racing-stripe’ enhanced by the Ebony fingerboard. The neck is 26.5 inch scale length, 24 jumbo frets and has a C-shape profile. The 12th fret features the Chapman pearl ‘Infinity’ inlay and the neck has offset side dots. Pickups are a pair of Chapman Passive Agressive 8 humbuckers.

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. – Rob Scallon

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Chapman ML1 RS Rob Scallon Natural Satin 6-string model

  • Body: Mahogany with Swamp Ash wings
  • Body contour: front upper carve and lower spoon cut, rear tummy-cut
  • Headstock: Angled Lucky Eight
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Construction: Neck-Through
  • Neck Profile: C Shape
  • Fretboard: Ebony with Normal Edges
  • Fretboard radius: 500mm
  • Scale Length: 673mm / 26.5″
  • Nut: Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo Nickel
  • Side Dots: Pearl 3mm Offset Dots (Single Dot at F15, F17, F19, F21 and Double Dots at F24)
  • Inlay: 12th Fret Pearl Infinity
  • Pickup (neck): Chapman Passive Aggressive 8 Humbucker
  • Pickup (bridge): Chapman Passive Aggressive 8 Humbucker
  • Pickup magnets: Ceramic with 14.11k ohms output
  • Controls: Master Volume (500k), Master Tone (500k), 3 Way Blade Switch with Coil Split on Push-Pull Tone Knob
  • Bridge: Hipshot Hardtail
  • Strap Locks: Chapman
  • Tuners: Hipshot Grip-Lock Closed (18:1 Gearing)
  • Finish: Natural Satin
  • Strings: D’Addario EXL Nickel Wound, Super Light, 9-65
  • Country manufactured: South Korea

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