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Gibson B.B. King Lucille Archtop Electric Guitar

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A long-standing icon in the Gibson Memphis lineup, the B.B. King Lucille is based closely on the King of the Blues’ own guitar to deliver the look, feel and tone that helped create a legend. Own the L... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

A long-standing icon in the Gibson Memphis lineup, the B.B. King Lucille is based closely on the King of the Blues’ own guitar to deliver the look, feel and tone that helped create a legend. Own the Lucille and you'll own one of the smoothest, sweetest blues axes out there.

The guitar features a laminated maple top for total sustain, a solid maple center block, special laminated maple neck and Richlite fingerboard. Stereo/mono jacks require no special cords; TP-6 tailpiece allows precise tuning. Also includes the name "Lucille" scripted in mother-of-pearl on the headstock and gold-plated hardware

It comes with no f-holes, just like B.B.'s. To combat feedback on stage, B.B. King has long specified his guitars without the traditional f-holes. Regal looks includes B.B.'s preferred high-gloss ebony finish in nitrocellulose lacquer that gives this artist guitar an elegantly formal appearance.
 
Gibson's top-of-the-line semis have traditionally worn gold-plated hardware to declare their status while elegant multi-ply binding on the body's top and back enhance its custom-grade looks. Large mother-of-pearl blocks tie the B.B. King Lucille to great ES-355s of the past.
 
Made with Alnico magnets like the great PAFs, 490R and 490T pickups offer everything from warm to scorching leads. With five capacitor networks plus bypass, the Varitone lends superb sonic versatility. A fine-tuning tailpiece makes quick mid-riff tune ups a breeze. Includes hardshell case.

Features

Body
  • Body shape: ES-335
  • Body type: Semi-hollow
  • Body material: Maple, Poplar, Maple
  • Top wood: Maple, Poplar, Maple
  • Body wood: Maple, Poplar, Maple
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Orientation: Right
Neck
  • Neck shape: Traditional C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set
  • Scale length: 24.75
  • Truss rod: Single
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fretboard
  • Material: Richlite
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Full Block
  • Nut width: 1.681"
  • Nut Material: Corian
Pickups
  • Configuration: 2 Humbucker
  • Neck: Gibson 490R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Gibson 490T
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Sereis
  • Acoustic pickup: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: 2-inductance coils (chokes)
Controls
  • Control layout: 2-volume potentiometers, 2-tone potentiometers
  • Pickup switch: 1-Toggle switch pickup selector, 1-Varitone switch
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Pre amp: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Stop Bar
  • Tuning machines: Grover Tulip
  • Color: Gold
Other
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Signature model
  • Case: Hardshell
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: USA
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  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
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GibsonB.B. King Lucille Archtop Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

The Best Guitar I Have Ever Played

By Elvis

from O'Fallon, IL

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson B.B. King Lucille Archtop Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar back in the early 2000's when they were just under $2000. It sounds, plays, and feels amazing! It has a nice weight to it but not heavy like a Les Paul Custom. After years of playing it still looks amazing, and the only thing I have ever had to do is about 2 years ago have some of the wiring fixed it had come lose and I was not getting sound, and every few years I take it in to get it looked over, cleaned, and fresh set up. I love this guitar it is awesome and the most favorite of all my guitars.

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