Chapman Guitars introduce the 2017 ML3 Pro Traditional. The Pro series are still built at the same factory in South Korea but with a higher spec than the 2016 range. The new mods include a thinner/lighter body, stainless steel frets, glow-in-the-dark fret marker dots and the Mojo Hand pickup set which has been specially voiced just for this model…

The Chapman ML3 Pro Traditional is a T-shape (ie: inspired by the Telecaster) guitar with loads of traditional, vintage mojo but with a modern edge. The body is crafted from lightweight Swamp Ash in a satin finish. The fretboard is Maple –
providing a snappy tone. The specially-voiced Chapman Mojo Hand single coil pickups ring true like a ten ton bell, broadcasting your finger tone all the way home.

The ML3 Pro Traditional comes in Shadow and Triton colours. The Triton colour was a “happy accident” according to Rob Chapman “we were aiming for a greeny-blue or aqua-blue which is why my wife named the finish “Triton” (the God of the Sea) and it came back looking like this. It’s like an aqua slate, like a submerged statue, it’s like a juvenile whale, it’s like a freshly deceased Smurf” 🙂

  • Top: Swamp Ash Solid Carve Top with Satin Finish
  • Body: Swamp Ash with Satin Finish
  • Body Carves: Front Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Tummy Cut, Rear Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Heel Contour
  • Headstock: Straight Heritage Headstock
  • Neck: Maple with Satin Finish
  • Neck type: Maple Recessed Bolt-on Neck
  • Fretboard: Maple Fretboard with Rolled Edges
  • Fretboard radius: 250mm
  • Frets: 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
  • Fret markers: Glow-in-the-Dark Side Dots
  • 12th fret inlay: Black Infinity
  • Scale length: 648mm (~25.5″)
  • Tuners: Hipshot Grip-Lock Open (18:1 Gearing)
  • String nut: 42mm Graph Tech TUSQ Nut
  • Truss rod: Dual Action
  • Pickup (neck): Chapman Mojo Hand Single Coil
  • Pickup magnets: Alnico 5
  • Pickup (neck) magnet output: 7.3k ohms
  • Pickup (bridge): Chapman Mojo Hand Single Coil
  • Pickup (bridge) magnet output: 8.2k ohms
  • Pickup switch: 3 Way Blade Switch
  • Controls: Master Volume (250k), Master Tone (250k)
  • Bridge: Chapman String-Through Tele-Style with Brass Saddles
  • Strap buttons: Chapman Strap Locks
  • Colors: Triton, Shadow
  • Country manufactured: South Korea
  • Strings: D’Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Super Light, 09-42

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