Own the Gibson B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar 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 b... Read More
Own the Gibson B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar 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. Includes Gibson hardshell case.
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I read many review before I bought this guitar. I was reluctant to buy it because I could not find the guitar to try out at any store. So I really had to rely on the reviews I could find on line. I wanted this guitar because I admire BB King and his playing style and I thought the guitar looked great. I ordered the guitar online and was told that the only model not back ordered was the Red model. I really wanted the Black as that is the color BB King played on stage. I was notified after I purchased the guitar that the Red was also back ordered and there was no delivery date available. I found one GC store online that had this guitar and it was Black. That was the Memphis GC store. I spoke with the guitar sales manager at the store and he arranged to ship me the guitar and transferred my online purchase to his store. The guitar arrived in the box in perfect condition. Features: The features of this guitar are as listed in the ad. I really didn't know what to expect with the Variable Selector I find that for playing blues I only use the first two positions. This guitar is heavier than my Gibson 335. Quality & Reliability: The quality was excellent on the guitar with the exception of the setup. If you want a great blues guitar with history (BB King) you may want to consider this guitar in your choices, however, if I could only have this guitar or my Gibson 335 Dot I would choose the 335, in my opinion it has a sweeter tone and is a little lighter. This guitar has a place in my collection and I really like it, but it is not for everyone.
Received the first guitar at Guitar Center and was a used guitar, even though I paid for a new guitar. The Store Manager was very apologetic and said definitely need to return it and ordered a second guitar. Was worried about delivery and came and its in flawless condition. Plays great, has a sweet sound. Thanks to Guitar Center for good customer service. Plus, the added perks that came with it.
This is a great guitar. Just purchased on 6/13. You can't really compare this guitar to other brands and should test it out often. The lucille is based on a es-345,355. There are some variations that give it BB's own take, like the maple neck and lack of f holes. I think the veritone switch is a killer addition and allows for very good clean sounds. You will not notice a great deal of difference on the veritone switch between the middle and neck pickup switches, but there are subtle differences. As with any nitro finished gibson, expect the headstock to "peel" with the inlays, and show typical gibson wear, along the fretboard edges and joints. Also, do not place a gibson nitro finish on a cheap stand or hanger with rubber, it will effect the finish of the nitro. After 20 years of playing and trying every guitar out there I would suggest this guitar to anyone looking for clean tones. I bought this one over a PRS and a Heritage. The Gibson humbuckers dirty up just fine, too. Great guitar, great neck (perfect size), typical Gibson build quality (good or bad), very easy set ups and low action, could use locking tuners, and an over great guitar. Peace!
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