Gibson B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar  

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B.B. King's pride and joy.

B.B. King's Lucille
How Legends are Made
Blues legend B.B. King had been playing Gibsons for over 40 years when he and Gibson officially joined forces in 1982. B.B.'s personal touches on his signature model include the fine-tuner tailpiece, the semi-hollow body with no soundholes and, of course, the name that has adorned his guitars throughout his career, Lucille.

Features
  • Laminated maple top and neck
  • Solid maple center block
  • Stereo/mono jacks
  • TP-6 fine-tuning tailpiece
  • "Lucille" inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the headstock
  • Gold hardware
 

B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Back and Sides: Laminated maple, Maple center block
    Binding: Multi-ply top and headstock , single-ply fingerboard and back
    Bridge/Tremolo: Tune-o-matic/TP-6
    Case Included: Includes free Gibson hardshell case - a $159 value.
    Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch, six-position Varitone
    Fingerboard: Ebony
    Inlays: Pearl block
    Machine Heads: Gold
    Neck Material: Mahogany
    Nut Width: 1.68"
    Pickups: 490R Alnico magnet humbucker 490T Alnico magnet humbucker
    Scale: 24 3/4"
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4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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Best Guitar I ever handled

I fell in love with this guitar. I was shocked on how easy I can play it. I have a problem with chords because I have big hands. I had no problems playing...Read complete review

I fell in love with this guitar. I was shocked on how easy I can play it. I have a problem with chords because I have big hands. I had no problems playing chords with this guitar. I have a Mexican telecaster, and a American Texas Fat strat, but neither one can compare with this guitar. Some people have said that this guitar is not easy to play, but I've had no problems playing it. Its better than my strat. It feels natural in my hands. I've only been playing for 15 months, but this guitar is so natural that it feels and plays great.

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A matter of choice

Thankfully, this one's not overpriced. Not my favorite guitar, heavy and ungainly, too "rock sounding" for my opinion of the blues. I cannot get any good sounds from the...Read complete review

Thankfully, this one's not overpriced. Not my favorite guitar, heavy and ungainly, too "rock sounding" for my opinion of the blues. I cannot get any good sounds from the varitone, other than one useful setting. Quality is second to none, very elegant.

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(20 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

outstanding!!!! A++++

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from Sydney, NSW, Australia

This has one of the most smooth actions I have ever played! It sounds rich and proud, everything I wanted in a guitar.When I picked it up and held it in my hands, I was like "where have you been all my life!" Great value for money.Get one ASAP!

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(14 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great way to express yourself musically

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from Ontario Canada

I have owned a Lucille for 7 years. It is now about 11 years old and the quality still shows. It has a deep rich bass and depending on the switch position a thin bright treble. It weighs a LOT and after a long session I begin to notice that. The action is not as fast or slick as my Telecaster Thinline, but it has a rich mellow sound that I like as a session player. If you're thinking about buying one, find a used model, you will save a lot and these axes do NOT wear out.

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(15 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I think this is guitar is perfect

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from Chicago,Illinois

This guitar gives me the sound I want and I rate it a perfect 10! I use this to play gospel music and it is perfect for the sound I am looking for.

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(12 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A matter of choice

Thankfully, this one's not overpriced. Not my favorite guitar, heavy and ungainly, too "rock sounding" for my opinion of the blues. I cannot get any good sounds from the varitone, other than one useful setting. Quality is second to none, very elegant.

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(24 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Won't be delivered outside US

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from Dublin, Ireland

Hey guys, I'm sure this Guitar is fantastic....that's why I decided to order one. After weeks of ringing music shops here in Dublin trying to play one before I ordered it without any success I finally decided to buy it anyway. However, after putting in my Credit Card details and hitting "confirm order" only then was it mentioned that it's not shipped outside the US. What an absolute Joke, so don't make the mistake I did of wasting time on this site for nothing

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a guitar!

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from Northcentral Indiana

I have six Les Pauls of various models including a '57 Goldtop RI, a flametop and a classic. I love all of them. I swore off Gibson semi-hollow bodies when I had an ES347TD in the 1970s that I could not keep it in tune. Fast-forward to two weeks ago. I had been thinking the band could use some of that semi-hollow sound. So I started looking and I decided the B.B. King Lucille might be the ticket. I called Ro Gallo at Music 123 and made the deal. There are not enough words to describe my delight with this guitar. The quality is actually better than my hand-built reissue and I have not played any of the Pauls since I received this (free freight) from Ro. I absolute love this guitar and I would highly recommend that if you are looking at a Gibson semi-hollow body, try this first. The variety of sounds you can get out of Lucille is amazing! I went for the cherry. Thanks Ro and music123 for another great experience!

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tone

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from great bend

Very good tone, good pickups, very nice. Most people don't think of this guitar as a rock guitar, but it's actually quite good for punk rock. The pearl inlays are beautiful too.

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(4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not original enough

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from ohio, USA

although it looks vrey much like a lucille, i am not inpressed with the pickups put in place of original lucilles and not having bb king strings on it is an added problem. Also greatful that it is in an attainabkle price range, i feel that it is an injustice to the King to resale something of such immortality at a rate that is really quite mortal.

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(44 of 75 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Guitar I ever handled

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from Dallas, Texas

I fell in love with this guitar. I was shocked on how easy I can play it. I have a problem with chords because I have big hands. I had no problems playing chords with this guitar. I have a Mexican telecaster, and a American Texas Fat strat, but neither one can compare with this guitar. Some people have said that this guitar is not easy to play, but I've had no problems playing it. Its better than my strat. It feels natural in my hands. I've only been playing for 15 months, but this guitar is so natural that it feels and plays great.

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(16 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality

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from Buenos Aires

Excellent instrument. Great sound. The best guitar I ever had.

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