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It has neck bindings and a stop tailpiece. I think the center block is mahogany. The maple on the sunburst model appears to be lightly flamed. I think it also has 490R/498T pickups.
The stop tailpiece should make it easier to bend on. The ES-135 is tough because the trapeze tailpiece is very far away from the bridge.
I guess it's more of a rock guitar than the ES-135 was.
What is the price difference between the 137 and a 335?
The 137 also has better appointments..binding, stoptail etc. compared to the 135. Seems like the 137 might have the same or similar sound as the 335 for less $$...??? Anyone compared them yet?
So anyway, I ordered it the other day. It'll take a month to arrive. Blues burst ,figured top, with gold hardware, plus a gold lightweight tailpiece. I compared the specs with the 335 and didnt see much difference except the 137 is a quarter inch deeper with a thicker neck, and its $800 less.
Has anyone played one yet? I'd really be interested to see how they compare sound wise to the 335 and 175. I'm assuming they'll fall somewhere in the middle. I played a 135 unamplified once and wasn't that excited about it, but these changes all seem pretty positive.
Brudr, you said "Has anyone heard about neck sizes as compared to the 135? I love the tone of my 135 w/ 57's, but the trapeze buzzes like mad!"
Did you ever fix the problem of the buzzing trapeze?
Where does it buzz? At the tailend or toward the bridge?
Let me know. I have ordered an ES-135 limited edition with Classic 57's. It is due in at the end of July.
The tailpeice appears to buzz right where the string end attaches to the trapeze. I can put a small amount of pressure on the top of the tailpeice and it dissapears. I'm not sure how to eliminate it, perhaps some lubrication on the string ends or the tailpeice itself. Again, it doesn't come through when plugged in. You will love the tone of this guitar with the humbuckers, no comparison to the P100 equipped version.
I guess you have tried tightening the 2 nuts on the end, correct?
If so, what about a rubber or plastic washer between the nut that holds it to the rest of the tailpiece and the part that holds the strings?