New look for the Gibson ES-137 Classic for 2012. 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.

Gibson ES-137 Classic

Gibson ES-137 Classic

The ES-137 has a thinner semi-hollowbody than an ES-175 making it excellent for jazz, while the solid mahogany centerblock and 490R/498T humbuckers give it a Les Paul edge.

Gibson Custom ES-137 Classic features:
  • Body: Curly laminated Maple top, back, and rims
  • Body Dimensions: 16 in. (W) x 20 in. (L) x 2-1/4 in. (D)
  • Binding: Multi-ply cream binding on top, single-ply on back and neck
  • Hardware: Chrome or Gold
  • Bridge: Nashville tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece
  • Neck: 3-piece Maple
  • Fingerboard: 22-fret Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearloid trapezoid
  • Neck Profile: Rounded
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4 in.
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16 in.
  • Tuners: Grover keystone
  • Pickups: 490R and 498T humbucking
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
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