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Chapman Guitars’ innovative ‘collaborative design’ approach has seen the UK company become one of the guitar world’s biggest recent success stories. Chapman’s co-owner Matt Hornby tells us more…

How did you get into guitar?

“I played classical piano from when I was six years old, then when I went to high school I wanted to learn guitar, as it was much cooler! I started with a 3/4-size nylon-string acoustic from Argos and a couple of years later, got my first Squier, a 10-watt SoundKing amp and I was away. When I was 18, I got my first ‘proper’ setup – Gibson Les Paul Classic in a cherry ’burst and Marshall AVT150 head with 4x12. I was (and still am) a huge GN’R fan, so as far as I was concerned at the time, there was no other guitar setup!”

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