Chapman Guitars offers sneak peek at first-ever relic’d model

(Image credit: Instagram/Chapman Guitars)

Chapman Guitars has thrown its hat into the relic ring with an announcement that the company will be introducing a very limited run of "Battleworn'' ML1 Pro electric guitar models.

So far, the only hint of what’s to come from the British maker is a cheeky, futuristic Instagram post that does, in fact, reveal a few key details: the eight guitars will feature a unique “Battleworn” nitrocellulose finish, roasted maple necks, handwound “Guitarmory” pickups and upgraded wiring and hardware.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.