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Ahhh, are there three greater words in the English language? Actually yes there are, several came to mind as I was typing this but those three are definitely top ten! I'm waiting for the big brown truck to bring my '08 ES-137 in tri-burst. Bought from Oilvia's last Friday. Pics to follow!

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Ahhh, are there three greater words in the English language?

 

How about: "Guitar received intact"? [biggrin]

 

Looking forward to the pics...

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We await pics of this modern day classic...

 

With bated breath... [thumbup]

 

V

 

:-({|=

 

 

Here are some pics from the Olivia's Vintage website of the guitar. It arrived safely, sounds great and looks even better in person! :)

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The pics I took won't load. Files are too large apparently.

 

Once you exceed the puny allotment you get here, you have to load your images to photobucket or some other free "storage" site, then use the 'img' (and '/img') tag with the url to your photo on that site to show them here. Nice 'clouds' on that guitar!

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Ahhh, are there three greater words in the English language?

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"Out for delivery" is without a chance here. There are no greater three words than "I love you" in my opinion. :)

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Are those full hollow or semi?

 

 

the ES-137 are semi hollow bodies with a center block.

 

So they are like an ES-335, (Albeit just a bit thicker) or it's predecessor the ES-135.

 

I have one of the last year runs from the ES-135, fantastic guitar, I can't imagine the ES-137 to be anything short of excellent.

 

Congrats on the purchase, don't forget to write your review post haste!!

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Ok, here goes. Finally some of my pics of the new 137. As for review, so far it's very positive. A very "woofy" sound as compared to 335's I've owned and a recent 139. Definitely had to tweak the amp a bit. I'm not sure of the pickups yet because I'm used to Burstbucker Pro's. These sound a bit hotter, yet somehow more compressed if that makes sense. Not quite as open as the BB Pro's. Build quality is excellent, action and intonation spot on. Weight is right at 8.75 lbs so she's a touch on the hefty side but that's ok. I've had Les Paul's over 10 lbs before. The neck is simply amazing. Nice thickness, but not overly so. It's a 2008 but it appears un-played to my eyes. There's no wear on the body, just some very minor pick swirl on the pickguard. Frets look brand new. It came with what seemed to be 12's, but I put a set of 10's on last night and that helped playability quite a bit. I'll have a setup done soon to make sure everything's good to go.

 

Kidblast - I was looking at a 135 as well, and you're right that those are fantastic guitars. I owned one briefly about 15 years ago and have regretted selling it for years. When it came down to it the price was right on the 137 so I went with it.

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Welcome to the ES137 club... [thumbup]

 

I could wax lyrical about these guitars for ever... [biggrin]

 

IMO the aesthetics are spot on...derived closely from the classic ES175

 

Being a semi...arguably there is more versatility and 'rockability'... [thumbup]

 

The design IMO is an inspired meld of ES175...ES335...Les Paul...

 

There is a mahogany insert in the maple centre block to veer the 'heavy ES335' thinking more toward 'Les Paul'...

 

Resulting in a classically 'archtop' styled guitar with the ability to handle more diverse musical styles...even to hi-gain blues and rock...

 

V

 

:-({|=

 

PS...Just looked at your pics and notice your's is the 'Classic' ES137 with the P/U's directly lifted from a Les Paul... [thumbup]

There is another 'Custom' ES137 with P/U's ('57's) directly lifted from a typical ES335, also with a Varitone circuit... [thumbup]

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Gorgeous instrument mate! Nice flame and finish. Luverly!

 

*starts guitar window-shopping on the internet...* [drool]

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yea, good score on that one for sure,

 

My ES-135 is one of my Favs. I put a B7 Bigsby on her,, the final touch of coolness!

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Beautiful ES-137!!! [thumbup] Congrats & Enjoy that stunning Gibson! [drool] These are great sounding guitars with very controllable feedback for sustained screaming lead notes when you want em! [smile]

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What a beautiful catch, HNGD! [thumbup]

 

Considering size, the center block must have some weight to it, and so she also is nicely balanced I guess.

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