Chapman Guitars’ UK-built range has been delayed again

Chapman ML1 Workshop Series X
(Image credit: Future / Phil Barker)

Chapman Guitars says its Workshop Series – a line of electric guitars set to be handmade in the UK and announced back in November – will be delayed, following issues with its manufacturer. 

Orders of the high-spec British-built instruments were due to be fulfilled by UK Guitar Builders Ltd., a company based in York, in the north of England. However, Chapman has since issued a statement explaining that “it’s looking unlikely” the builder will be able to produce the instruments and that they are in discussions with an alternative “high-end” producer, also based in the UK.

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.