Gibson 2003 ES-137 - Used  From Gibson Guitars

Very clear and elegant used ES-137! Some many tonal variations at your command!!! 


Our product photos are the actual, specific serial number for sale!

This specific item was photographed by us here in Durham, North Carolina. We are a very small team dedicated to providing you the most accurate photos possible, through our obsessive focus - individually photographing nearly everything that comes through the door. Questions about what you see? Want more information, photos, or just a friendly conversation with someone that cares and who has actually had their hands on this exact item? Contact us now!

Buy Pre-owned from Sound Pure with Absolute Confidence

Sound Pure's dedication to pre-owned products is unprecedented in the industry. We are a small team of dedicated experts that buys, trades, and consigns. We are trusted by customers all over the world. Our curated collection, is thoroughly tested and inspected by some of the best in the business. Our inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website. Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history? Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece? Contact us now.
Our Current Used/Vintage Collection »

Sound Pure's Consignment Program »

Luthier Certification for Used Instruments »

Gibson Guitars

"Gone, Baby, Gone"

This one is sold. Don't miss the next one. Some things never even make it to the site so stay up to date on our used collection.

We get in many oddities, rare and vintage products, most of which go fast. If you're on the hunt for something specific, something unique, or something priced right, let us notify you on our used collection before the items even hit the site.

Want to know if one lands?

Notify Me

Want to discuss what's coming?

What We Think

The maple top on this one is a work of art. The vari-tone switch is awesome and really lets you navigate all the subtle sounds this one has to offer. There's plenty of body vibration with ample feedback resistance. This is as classy as it gets. Plays like hot, melted butter, too :) 

Manufacturer's Description from Gibson Guitars

Based on the ES-137 Classic, the Gibson ES-137 Custom Electric Guitar is the first Gibson archtop to employ a mahogany center block for reduced feedback and greater sustain.



Gibson Guitars

About Manufacturer

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.



  • Laminated curly maple body

  • Maple neck

  • Mahogany center block to reduce feedback and add sustain

  • Multiple bound body on top, single bound on back

  • Bound fingerboard and peghead

  • Nut width 1.6875"

  • Scale: 24-3/4"

  • Ebony fingerboard

  • Pearloid split-diamond fingerboard inlay

  • 6-way Varitone switching

  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece

  • '57 Classic pickups, the original humbuckers from 1957

  • Gold hardware




Recommended Accessories