Chapman Mod Shop Project 1: ML-1 BEA

Help us mod this legacy Chapman ML-1 BEA!

Tell us what pickups you think it should have, and if there are any other modifications you would make. This can include hardware, special electronics, and more. Drop your suggestions in the comment’s section below. Sky’s the limit!

We will be updating this page as the project progresses. In the meantime, make sure to share this post and like/follow us on Facebook/Instagram to stay in the loop!

Update: Phase #1 is complete!

Thank you to everybody who made suggestions to help us mod this ML-1 BEA. Three members of our team came up with their own mods of this guitar based on your ideas. Now, all you have to do is vote on your favorite! The option with the most votes by Friday, February 15th at 11:59pm CST will become our modded ML-1 BEA!

Update: Phase #2 (poll phase) is complete! And the winner is…

Option #3! This legacy Chapman ML-1 BEA will soon be loaded with Bare Knuckle Warpigs, have a clear pickguard with Bea’s ‘Fro logo, and be equipped with a CTS volume pot and a Switchcraft jack/toggle. Please allow us some time to get all the parts ordered and to put the guitar together. We will update you when everything is complete and the guitar is ready for auction!

Update: Mod Shop Project #1 is complete! Check out these before and after pics:

Now, how do you get your hands on it?

If you want to own this truly one-of-a-kind Chapman ML-1 BEA, place your bids here:

The auction goes through April 28th, 2019 at 8:00pm CST.

And that’s a wrap! Our Mod Shop ML-1 BEA has found its new home in the arms of lucky bidder Jim Navarre. Stay tuned for our next Mod Shop auction: the legacy ML-2 Classic!

76 thoughts on “Chapman Mod Shop Project 1: ML-1 BEA

  • February 13, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    I’m cool with the warpig, Maybe something more like a seymour duncam phat cat or a p-rails in the neck for all the shreddy goodness.

    Would be cool to see one in a classy black all chrome or distressed hardware config. Or a nice matte blue.

  • February 13, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Mod 3, Cuz Bea has a beautiful face.


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