Check out these new axes by Rob Chapman’s Chapman Guitars! Chapman Guitars will be at the NAMM Show for the very first time this year and I can’t wait to check ’em out. There are four new models: The Special Run ML-1 Hot Rod, the ML-2 Classic, and two versions of the Chapman ML7 7-string (which arose from a collaborative design voted on by Chapman guitar fans and overseen by Keith Merrow before he hooked up with Schecter). The Special Run ML-1 Hot Rod is limited to just 60 guitars and it features a single Seymour Duncan 35th Anniversary JB bridge humbucker and Floyd Rose. The ML-2 Classic is inspired by the Gold Top but with the addition of the famed ‘Peter Green mod’ for out-of-phase pickupy goodness. And the two ML-7 models, ML7-S and ML7-T, look like great 7-string takes on the general Strat and Tele vibes. You can order them now through Andertons, and there’s a video below where Rob Chapman tells you all about it. Read More …
UK Guitarist Festival ‘MonkeyFest’ Offers Guitar Tuition from Virtuoso Talent
New UK fest brings guitar tuition from the screen to the stage
26th April 2011
London, UK – MonkeyFest is a new UK-based music festival taking place from the 1st to the 3rd of July 2011 at Bisley Pavilion, Woking. Hosted by Rob “The Monkey Lord” Chapman – who is frequently YouTube’s UK #1 most-viewed musician, and is internationally acclaimed for his free online tuition – Rob is bringing guitar tuition from the screen to the stage at MonkeyFest.
MonkeyFest is a unique event combining tuition and performance, and with a line-up comprising of blistering shred guitarists, smooth classical artists and driving rock bands, it has something to offer everyone. Guitar heroes such as Guthrie Govan, Andy James and Alex Hutchings are confirmed to perform and teach alongside the likes of Godsized, Haken and Sons of Icarus topped-off with rising talent, including Ben Wilshire, Sammy Coulson and Adam Lee.