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As the premier punk rocker of his generation, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong doesn't compromise on style, tone, or attitude. The new Billie Joe Armstrong ES-137 from Gibson Memphis rolls all three into a raging ball of badass and stuffs it all in a traditional-looking package, all while packing the no-frills, sucker-punch power that punk demands.

This beautiful light and comfortable to play thinline semi-hollow sports the ES-175's classic lines, but thanks to a chambered mahogany core that enhances sustain and fights unwanted feedback, it rings like a bell when you hit it. And when you want it to wail, just crank the two fat and gnarly P-90 pickups!

Tonal Evaluation

This serial sounds unlike any semi-hollow I've ever played before, and the magic is in the high-end. Even when you play softly, this guitar is quite jangly and lush. As you hit it harder, though, that dreamy Roger McGuinn-type sound quickly turns nastier and nastier until you're in full on punk rock territory, which is where this guitar shines. I don't know if I've ever played a semi-hollowbody that does aggressive rock and roll quite as well as this one! As mean as the high-end is, it always sounds sweet and musical. The bridge pickup has lots of punchy midrange and the bulk of that trebly bite, and the neck pickup has a scooped sort of sound with lots of fat, woody bass and open, airy highs. Through an overdriven amp, this guitar is pure power-chord nirvana. Green Day fans will definitely have the time of their life playing this guitar, but so will anyone who loves to play through loud amplifiers.


Brand Gibson Memphis
ModelBillie Joe Armstrong ES-137
Finish ColorBlack Cherry Burst
Weight7.64 lbs
Top Wood3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Back & Sides Wood3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck Dimensions.830 1st - .940 9th
Fingerboard InlaysPearloid Trapezoids
Scale Length24.75"
Width at Nut1.657"
PickupsMemphis P-90s
Controls1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-Way Rotary Pickup Select Knob
TunersKluson with White Plastic Buttons
CaseBlack Hardshell Case

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