Chapman ML2 Pro review

A revamped modern single-cut that proves there's more to Chapman than high-performance T-types

Chapman ML2 Pro
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

In these times of penny-pinching frugality where we’re used to paying more and getting less, Chapman might well have just helped to redefine what’s expected from a guitar around the $1,000 mark.


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    Seymour Duncan pickups are splittable, offering a wide range of tones.

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    Quality hardware.

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    Top playability.

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    Lightweight build.


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    No gigbag.

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Traditionally, the guitar-building legend story goes something like this: person makes guitars, people like the guitars, person makes more guitars, finds widespread acclaim. Chapman Guitars took a slightly different path, starting with Rob Chapman building a following of his own, then a natural evolution into including his following in the design process of the types of guitars they’d like to see (and ultimately, buy).

The brand has grown massively since those early days, though, and is now stocked in guitar shops around the world. One of its most recent models is the ML2 Pro, which takes the single-cut concept of the ML2 – discontinued a few years ago – and overhauls it for a fresh take on a contemporary single-cut electric guitar.

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Stuart Williams

Stuart is a freelancer for Guitar World and heads up Total Guitar magazine's gear section. He formerly edited Total Guitar and Rhythm magazines in the UK and has been playing guitar and drums for over two decades (his arms are very tired). When he's not working on the site, he can be found gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.