Chapman ML3 Modern Ember


At first glance your wallet may be forgiven for thinking that the ML3 Modern is the perfect back-up guitar. But, after a few chords and licks your hands will be telling you otherwise. With its rolled edges and ebony fretboard, and freshly updated for 2019, the C-shaped satin maple neck immediately stands out as a player's guitar and puts to shame many other guitars at a higher price point.

If drop tuning is your thing, you can rest assured that the self-lubricating, Graph Tech Black TUSQ nut, Chapman Classic closed 18:1 tuners and Chapman hard tail bridge will work as a team, delivering all the tuning stability and harmonic sustain you need for the studio or live.

Powered by the new and improved Chapman Sonorous Zerø pickups, your ML3 Modern is the perfect sonic unity of great materials such as maple, ebony and mahogany coupled with ultra attention to detail in design features like the front and rear spoon cuts and natural edge finish.


HEADSTOCK: Straight Heritage Headstock
TUNERS: Chapman Classic Closed (18:1 Gearing)
STRING NUT: 42mm Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL Nut
NECK: Maple with Satin Finish
NECK JOINT: Recessed Bolt-on Neck
WIDTH:   NUT  42mm    24F  57mm
THICKNESS:     1F 22.5mm     12F  24.5mm
PROFILE:   C Shape
TRUSS ROD: Dual Action
FRETBOARD: Macassar Ebony Fretboard with Rolled Edges
FRETS: 24 Jumbo Nickel Frets
FRET MARKERS: Pearl Side Dots and Pearl Front Dot Inlays
12TH FRET INLAY: Pearl Infinity
SCALE LENGTH: 648mm (~25.5")
BODY TOP: Flame Maple Veneer On Flat Top with Gloss Finish
BODY BACK: Mahogany with Gloss Finish
BODY CARVES: Arm Carve, Front Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Tummy Cut, Rear Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Heel Contour
BRIDGE: Chapman String-Through Hardtail
NECK PICKUP: Chapman Sonorous Zerø Humbucker
MAGNET:  Ceramic  OUTPUT:  10.5k ohms 
BRIDGE PICKUP: Chapman Sonorous Zerø Humbucker
MAGNET:  Ceramic  OUTPUT: 12.5k ohms 
PICKUP SWITCH: 3 Way Blade Switch with Coil Split on Push-Pull Tone Knob
CONTROLS: Master Volume (500k), Master Tone with Push-Pull (500k)
STRAP BUTTONS: Chapman Classic Strap Buttons
STRINGS: Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Nickel Wound, 10-46

PICKUP SWITCHING                     TONE KNOB IN                      TONE KNOB OUT
POSITION 1                                  Bridge                                    Bridge Coil Split (Outer Coil)
POSITION 2                                  Bridge + Neck                       Bridge + Neck Both Split (Outer Coils)
POSITION 3                                  Neck                                      Neck Coil Split (Outer Coil)

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