Chapman Signature Series ML1 CAP10 - Classic White

by Chapman

The first 'proper' guitar I ever owned was a second hand ’86 Fender American Standard Strat that I bought with no pickups and no machine heads. It had been heavily altered by its previous owner as was modified to take an HSH configuration of pickups. I still have that guitar and when I first started making videos with Chappers it was my go-to guitar.

When the Chapman Guitars project started to take off, Rob suggested that I design my own Chapman model, so I took the basic Chapman ML1 design, changed the fret board, pickups, scratch plate and colour so that it looked a bit more like my Strat. The CAP10 was born and I still have (and use!) serial number 1 of that guitar. In 2018 we decided to give the CAP10 a face lift and altered the body to be even more like my old Fender. The results are insane – the guitar looks so fresh, plays great and sounds fantastic. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it too!

- Lee 'The Captain' Anderton


  • Straight Heritage Headstock
  • Chapman Locking (18:1 Gearing) Tuners
  • String Retainers
  • 42mm Graph Tech TUSQ Nut
  • Dual Action Truss Rod
  • Maple Recessed Bolt-on Neck with Satin Finish
  • C Shape Neck Profile
  • Indian Ebony Fretboard with Rolled Edges
  • 648mm (~25.5") Scale Length
  • 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Side Dots
  • 12th Fret Pearl Infinity Inlay
  • Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Nickel Wound, 10-46 Strings
  • Wilkinson 2-Point Tremolo, Brass Block
  • Flat, Gloss Finish
  • Mahogany Body with Gloss Finish
  • Arm Carve
  • Rear Tummy Cut
  • Rear Lower Spoon Cut
  • Rear Heel Contour
  • Chapman Strap Locks
  • NECK PICKUP: Chapman Stentorian Humbucker
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Chapman Venus Witch Single Coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Chapman Stentorian Humbucker
  • Master Volume (500k), Master Tone (500k)
  • 5 Way Blade Switch with Coil Split on Switch