Gibson ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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Takes the famous ES-135 to the next level.

The Gibson ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar is the first Gibson archtop to employ a mahogany center block for reduced feedback and greater sustain. Other features are all Gibson deluxe: laminated curly maple body, binding on top and bottom, bound fingerboard, rosewood fretboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays, Tune-O-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece, and 490R and 498T humbuckers. Chrome or gold hardware. Includes Gibson deluxe hardshell case.

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  • Laminated curly maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Mahogany center block to reduce feedback and add sustain
  • Multiple bound body on top, single bound on back
  • Bound fingerboard
  • Nut width: 1.6875"
  • Scale: 24-3/4"
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Pearloid trapezoid inlay
  • "C" inlay at the 12th fret
  • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece
  • 490R pickup in the rhythm position (same as on LP Studio or LP Custom)
  • 498T pickup in the treble position

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ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Binding: Multi-ply top, single-ply back
  • Body: Maple
  • Bridge/Tremolo: Tune-o-matic
  • Case Included: Includes free Gibson hardshell case - a $200 value
  • Center Block : 1-piece Mahogany
  • Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Hardware: Chrome or Gold
  • Inlays: Pearloid trapezoids with C inlay at the 12th fret
  • Knobs: Black Speed
  • Machine Heads: Grover Keystone
  • Neck Joint: 16th fret
  • Neck Material: Three piece maple, 1959 rounded Les Paul profile
  • Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Pickups: Neck Pickup: 490R humbucker
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Top Wood: Curly maple/Poplar/Maple laminate
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By Scott Wiggins

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar:

I just got a blue 137 classic with gold hardware. I like Gibbys and mostly got it 'cause it looks cool. I had my luthier put some 9s on it and tweak it some. When I got it home and started playing it I was stunned. It plays like butter and the tone is unbelievable. It also makes a nice vibration against your chest. This baby will hang with any hollowbody on the planet! I'm kinda amazed that you don't see more of them in the pro rock shows. Maybe people think they're for jazz or something but you can get pretty much any tone you want out of it. You owe it to yourself to go check one out.

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I Love this Guitar!!!

By Lester P.

from Louisiana

Comments about Gibson ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar:

I've been playing this guitar for about a year now--traded a Les Paul for it, and it was the best move I ever made. I have yet to play this thing somewhere that someone doesn't comment on how beautiful it is! I have the heritage cherry, and the flame on it is gorgeous! The sound is simply fantastic--it growls nicely when pushed, but sweetens up for jazzy runs. Very articulate with great harmonics, and the fastest neck I have ever played on any guitar. This guitar is destined to be one of those that people talk about in years to come...get it now b4 the price goes up (which it is almost BOUND to do!)

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even I sound decent with this guitar

By andria r.

from las vegas

Comments about Gibson ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar:

Beautiful. It's a piece of art actually. I almost made my husband hang it in the family room instead of my office because I just want to look at it and touch it all the time. Every time I pick it up I never put it down until I physically cannot play anymore.

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Great Gibson sound

By Pete Rubacha

from Syracuse, New York

Comments about Gibson ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar:

When I first tried to open the case the guitar came in, the default combination was changed which caused a one day headache looking for the solution. Check out Gibson's web site for the answer. My initial reaction was poor. The guitar was hard to play and the action was stiff. I had the unit set up by a professional who shaved the nut and lowered the bridge, straightened the neck and set the intonation. Now it plays like the dream I thought Gibson would make.

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