Meet The Chapensteins

Uniquely “stitched” together, these three guitars give new meaning to the word master”piece.”

This collection was born from the discovery of several random parts from Chapman guitars we had stored away – initially to be repaired.

The collection includes three guitars that have now been named Erik The Red, Blue Whale, and White Warrior. Each guitar features components from at least three different Chapman models, including some that are currently in production, and some discontinued legacy models.

If you love Chapman guitars, and if you love rare guitars – these are right up your alley. Or a dark, creepy, haunted alley – who knows?

Norseman “Erik The Red”

Erik The Red is a unique combination of three different models: the current ML1 Norseman in Midgarsormen Svart (burst variation), legacy Norseman in Red, and the current ML1 Pro Modern.

The body is that of a current production ML1 Norseman in Midgarsormen Svart (burst variation), with the neck of a legacy Norseman in Red. The bridge pickup has been switched out for a Chapman Sonorous Humbucker, which is what you would find in the current ML1 Pro Modern. The Volume and Tone knobs are also two different colors – one black, one chrome.

Two generations of the Norseman and a dash of ML1 Pro Modern have been combined to create this special, one-of-a-kind instrument.

Specs:

  • Mahogany Body with Quilted Maple Flat Top
  • Migarsormen Svart (Burst Variation), Gloss Finish Top
  • Mahogany Neck, Thin C Profile
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
  • 25.5″ Scale Length
  • Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo System
  • Chapman Passive Aggressive Humbucker (Neck Pickup)
  • Chapman Stentorian Humbucker (Bridge Pickup)
  • Grover Tuners

ML3 “Blue Whale”

The Blue Whale is a unique combination of three different ML3 models that you have seen throughout Chapman’s production history: the current ML3 Traditional in Triton, the current ML3 BEA in Smoke, and the legacy ML3 Rob Chapman signature model. 

The body is that of a current production ML3 Traditional in Triton, with the neck of a current production ML3 BEA in Smoke. The bridge pickup has been switched out for a Seymour Duncan Little ’59, which is what you would have found in the legacy ML3 Rob Chapman signature model.

Modern, traditional, old, new – all in one! Each generation of the ML3 has been stitched together to create this truly unique guitar.

Specs:

  • Swamp Ash Body
  • Triton with Satin Finish
  • Paduak Neck with Satin Finish, C Shape
  • Ebony Fingerboard with Rolled Edges
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
  • GraphTech TUSQ XL Black Nut
  • 25.5″ Scale Length
  • Seymour Duncan Little ’59 (Bridge Pickup)
  • Chapman Mojo Hand (Neck Pickup)
  • Chapman String-Through Tele-Style Bridge with Brass Saddles
  • Hipshot GripLock Open Tuners

CAP10 “White Warrior”

White Warrior is a unique combination of the current CAP10 in White, the CAP10 America, and the current ML3 BEA. 

The body is that of a current CAP10, with the middle pickup swapped out for a Chapman Henchman Mini Rail humbucker (from the current ML3 BEA). It’s finished with one of the pearl pickguards from the CAP10 America.

Specs:

  • Mahogany Body with Rolled Edges
  • White with Gloss Finish
  • Maple Neck with Satin Finish, C Shape
  • Ebony Fingerboard with Rolled Edges
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
  • GraphTech TUSQ Nut
  • 25.5″ Scale Length
  • Chapman Stentorian Humbucker Alnico 5 (Bridge & Neck Pickups
  • Chapman Henchman Mini Rail Humbucker (Middle Pickup)
  • Wilkinson 2-Point Tremolo, Brass Block
  • Chapman Locking Tuners
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