Gibson ES 135 vs. 137 Blueburst

Hootad Binky

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What a beautiful instrument!



ES 135:







ES 137 Blueburst:







I like the midrange tone of these things.

What are the major differences, besides the bridge. And, pricewise?


Thanks!
 

DGTCrazy

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I owned the first one ( I think they call it Beale Sreet Blue). Great player, and very easy action sans the Stop Tail. I have a 137 Custom now, and it sounds a bit darker, but acoustically, it has more ring.
 

Gibfenderson

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135- trapease tail piece, balsa center block.

137- stoptail tail piece, mahogany center block.

My experience ( your mileage may vary )- 135 always had a clinky undesireable accoustic tone.

The 137 had a clear and balanced tone with better sustain.
 

Hootad Binky

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^ thanks! that seems to be the consensus on the 137, which i like the look of better, anyway ;) (GAS setting in...)
 
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I've liked the 137 better from a tonal standpoint. Ergonomically, I find these to be some of the most comfortable guitars to play.
 

sonic_777111

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I've liked the 137 better from a tonal standpoint. Ergonomically, I find these to be some of the most comfortable guitars to play.
The body style is very comfortable, indeed. And I've found the triangle-C inlay, as well as the flame tops they use, quite attractive. It also rings very well acoustically.
 




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