Gibson ES-137 Classic Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst (Pre-Owned)
With sophisticated style & big sound, the Gibson ES-137 is tonal triumph. Its semi-hollow body gives huge versatility which is superb for everything from smooth Jazz, creamy Blues & Rock'n'Roll riffing! There are some minor surface marks from use, across the guitar, although nothing significant or unsightly. Overall, Excellent, played condition. This 2003 model looks beautiful & sounds even better!
- Model - Gibson ES-137
- Colour - Vintage Sunburst
- Serial - 01983715
- Weight - 8lb 5oz
- Year - 2003
- Case - Original Gibson Hardcase
- Condition - Excellent+
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Gibson Custom ES-137 Specifications
The ES-137 blends the looks and overall style of a single cutaway semi-hollowbody guitar and the sonic authority of a Gibson. It refines the basic design of earlier semi-hollowbody Gibsons by swapping the styles maple centerblock for solid mahogany to increase sustain and reduce feedback at even heavy metal volumes. With its single Florentine cutaway, the ES-137 draws on the heritage of Gibsons earlier ES-135 and ES-175 models for historic inspiration, but sustain, sizzle, and some appealing non-traditional colour options make it an more contemporary instrument.
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. The 12th fret of the ES-137 sports a pearloid inlay C to denote its own classic status.
The ES-137 shares Gibson 490R and 498T pickups with gold hardware, including a Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. The instruments 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.
Body: Laminated curly maple, Mahogany centre block
Binding: Multiple bound body on top, single bound on back
Fretboard: Rosewood, Bound
Nut width: 1.6875 Inch
Scale Length: 24-3/4 Inch
Inlays: Pearloid trapezoid inlay, 'C' inlay at the 12th fret
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
Bridge: Tune-O-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece
Pickups: 490R pickup in the rhythm position, 498T pickup in the treble position
All our pre-owned guitars and basses are sold freshly set-up & fully serviced in our state-of-the-art guitar workshop. The pre-sale service includes a 21 point check, including:
• brand new strings
• electronic components
• neck angle and truss rod adjustment
• clean and condition inc. Fretboard
• saddle/bridge height, radius, intonation
The Absolute multi point pre sales service & set-up is free with every pre-owned guitar. Also included is a 12 month warranty*. We provide a 7 day no-quibble money back guarantee on all our used instruments, so you can buy with confidence.
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