Who Wants to Take this New Chapman ML-7 Seven String out for a Test Drive with Ola Englund?

I was already a fan of Chapman Guitars before NAMM. Their design aesthetic appeals to me, and they simply play and sound fantastic. But I’m especially fond of the company since that clusterfuck of a convention because company head and namesake Rob Chapman hosted the most entertaining product demo of my trip. This is a man who knows how to host a video.


In his continuing quest to make me high five my monitor, Rob Chapman has designed some new seven string models, and one of them has a tele-style body with a hard tail bridge and natural wood finish. I don’t know about you guys but that’s my ideal guitar right there. It’s the ML-7-T, but for those of you who prefer a more sleek shape there’s an ML-7-S for you.

I have photos and specs for you below, but why not hear the ML-7 for yourself in Chapman’s demo video? With The Haunted’s Ola Englund even? Or with some other guy who I’m sure is perfectly nice? Well then take a gander below…

  • Swamp Ash Body
  • 26.5″ Scale Length
  • Maple Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Set-Through Neck Construction
  • 24 Extra Jumbo Frets
  • Hipshot Tremolo
  • Hipshot Locking Tuners
  • 2 x Chapman Custom Pro 7 Alnico Passive Humbuckers

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and mp3.com were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.

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  • The guy in the other video is Rabea Massaad. Which is the fellow guitarist of Rob’s band. Dorje.

  • Really love the headstock of s type, but the t type curved top is so nice.
    However, tone difference between swamp ash and mahogany body, I prefer mahogany darker tone.

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