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BY Molly
#784549
Saw one of the students sitting playing a Chapman this morning so went over to investigate. It was a thru-neck construction, Strat style thing with Tele shaped but pitched headstock. Had SD mini-humbuckers. He said it was a 'Pro' one that he'd bought new in Auckland recently for about $1,500.

It was too heavy for me by far (I'd have guessed at least 10lbs) but other than that I couldn't find fault with regard to fit, finish or hardware.

Anybody tried one?
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BY GrantB
#784552
Si had one?
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BY sirvill
#784554
I had one too, an ML-3 Modern.

Was good. Heavy as shit (weight wise). Pickups were cool, but definitely ceramic which isn't my bag really. I only sold it as I needed to thin the heard and knew I could get the most money for it relative to what I paid :D
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BY jeremyb
#784558
Oldie had / has one too :)
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BY robnobcorncob
#784559
Avoid the Indonesian line and get one of the Korean ones. Otherwise get an Indonesian one and budget to have the frets leveled/crowned/dressed straight out of the box.
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BY Olderama
#784571
Molly wrote:Not my cuppa but I thought for an 'out of the box' guitar, weight aside, it was fantastic value.

Was it the walnut one?
BY Molly
#784572
Olderama wrote:
Molly wrote:Not my cuppa but I thought for an 'out of the box' guitar, weight aside, it was fantastic value.

Was it the walnut one?


Yes. I think it was.
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BY Olderama
#784573
Molly wrote:
Olderama wrote:
Molly wrote:Not my cuppa but I thought for an 'out of the box' guitar, weight aside, it was fantastic value.

Was it the walnut one?


Yes. I think it was.

Ahh yeah that’s the top of the line for the time
Nice guitars very bread n butter tho
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BY jeremyb
#784613
Mattallica wrote:I had no idea how popular Chapman Sticks were on this forum


They're the recumbent bicycle of the guitar world, luckily now I have a recumbent bicycle I can finally get a chapman stick too! :lol:
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BY SimpleSi
#784627
i used to own the ML-3 RC - which is the tele one in red with mini humbuckers

very hot pickups.

I really enjoyed it, thicker neck - amazing action and cheap as chips.

Their newer stuff is from a different factory with better Quality Control and their own hardware, electronics & everything..

I'd recommend the brand - I've found my home with Duesenbergs.. but I'd happily buy another to gig with.

pictures of the guitar before i sold it on - Sold it to buy something else

https://imgur.com/a/e8fCF
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BY Dharmajester
#784649
jeremyb wrote:
Mattallica wrote:I had no idea how popular Chapman Sticks were on this forum


They're the recumbent bicycle of the guitar world, luckily now I have a recumbent bicycle I can finally get a chapman stick too! :lol:


And no doubt you'll be able to tap away on it while riding too.