Chapman Guitars teases first ever relic'd models

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Relic'd guitars (opens in new tab) are a source of hot debate amongst guitarists but they're a great option to add to any brand's line – and now Chapman Guitars (opens in new tab) has revealed it's going to town with a very limited run of "Battleworn'' ML1 Pro (opens in new tab)models.

The only info and pic is in the Instagram post below so far. But it looks like the company will be taking at least one of the  eight Battleworn ML-1 guitars (opens in new tab) to the Guitar Show in Birmingham this week. 

Priced at £1,499, each guitar will feature a nitrocellulose finish and roasted maple neck. Judging by  what can be seen in the sneak peak pic the wear on the body looks especially heavy around the picking arm contact area. 

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Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.