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Gibson ES-137 Classic With Single Cut-A-Way

Gibson ES-137 Classic
Gibson ES-137 Classic

 ES-137 Classic
The ES-137 Custom is single cutaway (curved part of the body where the neck meets the body) electric guitar for the professional guitarist.

The Gibson ES-137 Classic is a combination of two classic Gibson guitars, the single cut-away semi-hollowbody and the Gibson Les Paul Classic. This is the more affordable version of the Gibson ES-137 Custom. This is the one of the first Gibson hollow bodies that features a mahogany center block that helps reduced feedback while providing greater sustain.

The body is made of Curly Laminated maple on the top, back and rims with a multi-ply cream colored binding on the top and a single ply binding on the back. The hardware is available in either gold or chrome. The Bridge is a Nashville TOM with stopbar tailpiece.

The 24.75" scale length 3-piece neck is made of maple with a rosewood fretboard and 22 frets. It also includes Pearloid trapezoidal inlays for a very elegant look. The neck has a rounded profile and Grover Keystone tuners. The neck also has an engraved "C" in the 12th fret that identifies this guitar as a new classic model. It is bound with a white binding

It has two Gibson Humbuckers a 490R in the Bridge position and a 498T in the Neck position. These are the same pickups used on the Les Paul Custom and the Les Paul Studio. There are two volume controls and two tone controls, one for each humbucker pickup. The 3-way pickup selector is in the standard configuration: Bridge, Bridge+Neck, and Neck. This guitar includes a Gibson deluxe hardshell case.


  • Curly Laminated maple body

  • 24.75" scale length Maple neck
  • Mahogany center block
  • bound body on top
  • single bound on back
  • Bound rosewood Fretboard
  • Pearloid trapezoid inlay
  • "C" inlay at the 12th fret
  • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch
  • Tune-O-Matic o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece
  • Body based on ES-135