Gibson ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar, Blues Burst Review

Posted by Sherrie Kearney on Sunday, March 13, 2011

Gibson ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar, Blues Burst
Average Reviews:

(More customer reviews)
This model is based on the body of a 135 but playability essentially matches a 335. However, it has some characteristics similar to the Les Paul - notably the locations of the pickup switch and the cable output (both of which I prefer this way as opposed to the other). Because of its mohogany center, feedback is minimal and sustain is good. It has a very broad range of tones that reach not quite as dark and warm as a 335 to not as bright as the LP. It's an outstanding instrument that can play virtually any genre of music. Indeed, versatility is this guitar's strength.

Click Here to see more reviews about: Gibson ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar, Blues Burst

Product Description:

The Gibson ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar

When Gibson's carved-top guitar luthiers in Memphis began building the magnificent ES-137 Classic in 2002, it was an instant success that lived up to its name. The ES-137 is an instant "Classic" because it combines the glories of two classic styles of Gibson cornerstone instruments. Players sang--and still sing--its praises, citing the ES-137 Classic's great feel and gorgeous appearance, as well as its astonishing sonic versatility, from the smooth, round, clean tones required for old-school jazz to the snarl and distortion of cutting edge rock.

The Body Style of the Gibson ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar

The Gibson ES-137 classic electric guitar blends the looks and overall style of a single cutaway semi-hollowbody guitar and the sonic authority of a Gibson Les Paul Classic. It refines the basic design of earlier semi-hollowbody Gibsons by swapping the style's maple centerblock for solid mahogany to increase sustain and reduce feedback at even heavy metal volumes. With its single Florentine cutaway, the ES-137 Classic draws on the heritage of Gibson's earlier ES-135 and ES-175 models for historic inspiration, but sustain, sizzle, and some appealing non-traditional color options make it an absolutely contemporary instrument.Although the Gibson ES-137 Classic also has a custom model, the Classic has plenty of design charm and individuality. It features a top, back, and rims made of visually appealing curly maple on a 16-inches wide, 20-inches long, and 2-inches deep body. The cream binding is multi-ply on top and single ply on the back as well as trapezoid fretboard inlays with the Gibson Custom Shop's world-class Les Paul Classics. But the 12th fret of the ES-137 sports a pearloid inlay "C" to denote its own classic status.

Hardware on the Gibson ES-137

The ES-137 Classic shares Gibson 490 R and 498 T pickups with chrome and gold hardware options, including a Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. The instrument's neck is sturdy three-ply maple supporting a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearloid inlays and single ply binding. It has a rounded profile and a 24-inch scale length and is 1 11/16th-inches wide at the nut. The tuners are Grover keystones. And complimenting the 490R and 498T humbuckers is the classic Gibson dual volume pot, dual tone pot, and three-way selector set configuration.The ES-137 Classic comes strung with Gibson .010 Brite Wires and get a meticulous examination and dressing on one of the Gibson Custom Shop's state-of-the-art Pleck machines, ensuring optimum playability. The ES-137 Classic leaves the Gibson Custom Shop ready to gig--anywhere.

Buy NowGet 29% OFF

Want to buy Gibson ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar, Blues Burst at other amazon sites? Click the corresponding icon below:

buy it at amazon.combuy it at it at amazon.cabuy it at amazon.debuy it at

{ 0 comments... read them below or add one }

Post a Comment