Chapman Mod Shop Project 2: ML-2 Classic

Help us mod this legacy Chapman ML-2 Classic!

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-2 Classic. 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, March 15th at 11:59pm CST will become our modded ML-2 Classic!

And the winner is…

Option #1! This legacy Chapman ML-2 Classic will soon be loaded with Bare Knuckle Mules, master volume and tone controls with a toggle switch for coil-splitting, a bone nut, and locking tuners.

Please allow us some time to order parts and put this beauty together. We will make an announcement when everything is complete and the guitar is up for sale. In the meantime, make sure you check out our latest Chapman Mod Shop Project #3 – ML-3 Traditional!

76 thoughts on “Chapman Mod Shop Project 2: ML-2 Classic

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    My dream ML2:

    – ’59 PAF pups with chrome covers
    – translucent blue burst glossy finish
    – locking tuners
    – graphtech nut
    – upgraded pots with push/latch-release action for true coil splitting with chrome knobs, similar to what is in the Majesty series from Ernie Ball
    – upgraded three-way toggle with a chrome tip
    – satin neck, but still blue
    – Chapman’s logo at the top of the head stock, horizontal
    – the infinity sign in the middle where the logo normally is, but made with two western dragons eating the others tail, like an oroboros.
    – orange gumdrop style capacitor used in the wiring, .001uF to allow for treble bleed

  • March 1, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Put the Seymour Duncan Dimebucker set in it then put in two kill pots for tone pots

  • March 1, 2019 at 11:24 am

    One of the bridges that can adjust front to back to have enough room for intonation I believe schaller makes these locking tuners graphtech nut polish the frets strap locks a sustainiac system with coil tap evo pickup on the bridge a pure tone multi tip input jack has to stereo for the system but it make for a sure connection heck go to neck illusions put graphics on the neck to put a wrap on the body cool strap to go with it then rock out with your chicken out (pg) could be kids that’s what I’d do

    Rick Mize


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