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❌SOLD❌ Gibson ES-137 Classic Sunburst, 2002


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This is a very nice condition early Gibson ES-137 Classic model dating to March 22, 2002 at Memphis Tennessee; this model was built from 2002 to 2015.

The Gibson ES-137 was launched in 2002 and combines the looks of the ES-175 and the performance practicalities of the ES-335 lineup. The body shape is very much like the ES-175, but the body is a thinline style with a solid center block. There were two variants – the Classic seen here, and the Custom.

The ES-137 Custom added a bound ebony fingerboard with split-diamond mother of pearl position markers, bound headstock as on models like the ES-355 and Les Paul Custom, gold plated hardware, and a varitone. The Custom went out of production in 2011.

For materials, the Gibson ES-137 Classic is mostly Maple. The top, back and sides are Maple Laminate, nicely figured on this guitar, with a solid Mahogany center block and linings; the center block has upper and lower Spruce pads to match the top and back arches. The neck is Maple, in 3 sections for stability, and the bound fingerboard is Indian Rosewood with acrylic trapezoidal position markers. The Gibson and ES-137 headstock logos are gold stenciled. Hardware follows the usual Gibson pattern with Gibson Deluxe keystone tuners, a 490R/498T pickup set, selector switch, individual volume and tone controls and a side-mounted output jack.

This Gibson ES-137 Classic example dates to March 22, 2002 and was built at the Gibson Memphis plant. It is in overall rather good shape with light wear to the finish, particularly a bit of scuffing around the upper strap pin. The chromed hardware is in great shape with little tarnish or wear. Fret wear is also very light.

The original, very good condition brown Gibson hard shell case is included.


Price: $2,800.00 CAD $3,000.00 CAD
  • Model: ES-137 Classic
  • Year: 2002
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 00812743, dated to March 22, 2002 at Nashville TN
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 14/03/2023

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 9.68lbs 4.4kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 628.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.703in 43.25mm
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