The Chapman ML3 BEA Baritone Pro in Irithyll Burst is a new take on my baritone guitar. I wanted to create a darker, moodier and heavier sounding guitar, using solid Hipshot hardware, and a stunning exotic Mapa Burl top.
Designed to be a versatile baritone instrument, the ML3BEA ITB is a 28” scale guitar, allowing to tune much lower, or use lighter strings and keep use it as a low tuned lead instrument.
The finish (Irithyll Burst), is inspired by From Softwares’s Dark Souls 3 referencing ‘Irithyll Of The Boreal Valley’s dark and icy night skies, with darkness hidden deep within, complemented by the guitar’s detailed top.
Housing my signature Bare Knuckle SILO pickup in the bridge, and a Seymour Duncan Little ‘59 in the neck hooked up to the 5-way super switch. The tonal variety in this guitar is huge!
For me, I feel the ML3BEA guitars have reached their final form. I hope you enjoy playing them as much as I do!
Rabea (Bea for short) has been playing music since he was a child. Starting out on drums when he was 8 and then picking up guitar at 15. Rabea has achieved notable success with his bands Dorje (#1 UK rock chart 2015 and charting in over 30 countries in 2016) and Toska (#1 Bandcamp global charts 2016) while also growing a substantial following on YouTube.
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Chapman Guitars is a small British guitar company with a big difference. Brought to existence in June 2009 by our founder Rob Chapman, Chapman Guitars has grown exponentially over the past 8 years, guided by our core ideal of collaborative design and a team of highly skilled musicians, engineers, designers and creatives. As musicians we strive to build our instruments to the highest standard, guitars and basses that we ourselves routinely record and tour with. Our aim is to create the highest quality instruments for the best value – to that end we place a much higher percentage of our cost into the build of our guitars than many of our competitors. We are able to do this because we do not use a traditional distribution business model – saving us a considerable amount of money, all of which goes back into the guitars. www.chapmanguitars.co.uk</a