The Official Chapman ML-7 Design Thread

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  1. Tom 1.0 The Female Boss

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    If we had whored that photo around earlier everybody would have happily voted T Type and Option 3.
  2. 0ven-man Well-Known Member

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    why, because it's a blackmachine?

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  3. SchecterPT Yes I am wearing a Fred Brum tee in the pic.

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    That "The First" Blackmachine, I think I have seen people talk about that before elsewhere.

    The only thing I don't like about that is the headstock, it doesn't work with the shape but that's just me.
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  4. Tom 1.0 The Female Boss

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    Pretty much lol

    I know I won't be buying one so I haven't been voting. I am surprised Rob didn't consider running this the same way they are doing the basses.

    Everybody should know by now the 'average metal 7 string player' I.e 13 year old knobber, feels they have some vast elitist chip on their shoulder and the world revolves around them.





    Edit: yes it is, doug built a few teles back in the day, the days when muggles could buy his instrumets, though thu usually with rank flame inlays.
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    just wondering if either keith or chappers could answer this one

    Earlier in the discussion there was a lot of interest in a musicman style headstock, would it be possible (should designs 2 or 3 win) for the tuner placement to be voted on also? I really love the idea of shape 2 but with a musicman style tuner placement of 5+2 as it would still look classic and be an alternative twist to the ML-1 headstock.

    Anyone else have any opinions on the matter?
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  6. Metal6stringer Guitarist/Luthier wannabe

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    ^^^^this looks awesome
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    mahogany body(telecaster shaped) with maple top
    5 piece maple/walnut neck (neckthrough construction) with rosewood(or ebony)fretboard
    26.5 inch scale lenght
    locking sperzel (or grover) tuners
    24 jumbo frets
    passive pickups(di marzio ,duncans or bare knuckles.....)
    fixed hipshot bridge
    one volume control
    3 way switch pickup selector

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  8. scavenger Member

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    o yea..i forgot..it has white binding and dot inlays;)
  9. salisburysimon Would like a new Korean CG ML-7 & an ML-3!

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    mahogany body(telecaster shaped) with maple top yes
    maple neck with maple or ebony fretboard yes
    26.5 inch scale length yes
    24 jumbo frets yes
    passive pickups yes
    fixed hipshot bridge yes
    one volume control yes
    3 way switch pickup selector yes

    Don't need all the fancy stuff - to be upgraded - this is my idea of an affordable workhorse and if it looks like the photo above - I would buy in a flash!
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    THANKS MATE....
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  11. scavenger Member

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    CAN'T SEE A PHOTO?
  12. 0ven-man Well-Known Member

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    problem solved, I see the picture now.


    why does the blackmachine remind me of a parker so much hmmmmm
  13. Alpheus Texas Gorilla

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    Here's what I worked on this morning at my shop.

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    Totally relevant to this thread.
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  14. MABLUNG Merchant of noise! (& Immaculate Misconception)

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    Totally gorgeous.
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  15. 0ven-man Well-Known Member

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    what if we keep the standard tele route? there's tons of ways to drop in your own electronics if you want ^^^
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  16. MM14 Baby baby baby baby, right on time

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    Aye I think that the fact that Rob is willing to put his financial stability in jeopardy shows how much of a passion he has for the instrument and for the community. I hate to be a wet blanket but I'm still concerned about how many will be actually sold, sure a lot of voters say they will buy one but at the end of the day 7 strings are still a very niche part of the market. I'm concerned about whether or not these guitars will be able to be sold regularly as production models, I think the same process should be applied to these as the ML-1 & 2 to avoid such big risks.

    Limited run 1 ---> Limited run 2 ---> Production

    I'd rather have to put my money where my mouth is and pre-order during or before the design phase to earn my vote or not have the 7 string model at all than to see Rob & Captain bring out a model which will be unpopular because of dodgy voting.
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    Jesus Christ Monkey Balls... that is the definition of beauty right there. Also, I'm also for keeping it as a standard tele.
  18. Metal6stringer Guitarist/Luthier wannabe

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    I know I was a firm advocate of the S-style but after see the latest pictures posted of what might be possible, I am really starting to warm up to the T-style.

    As for the Limited run 1 ---> Limited run 2 ---> Production as MM14 has mentioned, I think that would be a smart business move by Chappers. I hope I can get a hold of the first limited run. :D That would be super cool!!! :cool:
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  19. Wire_n_Wood Part-time Superhero

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    You're not alone...
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  20. stuart CHECK OUT SOLO SHOOTS FIRST !

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    THAT LOOKS AWESOME BUDDY
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