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B. B. King Lucille
B. B. King Lucille
When B.B. King made his first recordings for Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Services, King was initially known as a talented vocalist and in fact didn’t always play lead guitar on his early records. But that would all change by the mid ‘50s as King and his guitar, nicknamed Lucille, became the voice of the blues. With hits like “Rock Me Baby,” “Sweet Little Angel,” “Sweet Sixteen,” and “The Thrill Is Gone,” King put the blues on the Top 40 charts, made himself and Lucille household names, became the first blues artist signed to a major label, and with his singular vocal and guitar style, was an inspiration to a mighty generation of blues and rock artists including Otis Rush, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Michael Bloomfield, Duane Allman, and Magic Sam.

King’s singular tone has everything you’d want to hear in electric blues guitar—a bell-like ring with a hint of overdrive, soaring highs and gritty lows, and all driven home by King’s mighty left hand tremolo. The Epiphone B. B. King Lucille was designed by B. B. King himself and puts all the tone and nuance of King’s own favorite guitar in your hands.

As with all Epiphones, Lucille comes with our Limited Lifetime Guarantee and 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service. Get the thrill and play the Epiphone B.B.King Lucille today at your Authorized Epiphone Dealer.
  • Designed with B.B. King
  • Classic VariTone™control
  • Mono and stereo output
  • TP-6 fine tuning bridge
NeckHard maple, glued, hand-set
Scale Length24.75”
Nut width1.68”
Fingerboard22 medium jumbo frets
HeadstockSloped dovewing with pearloid “Lucille” inlay
Pickups2 Classic Alnico Humbuckers
Position 1bypass
Position 25db at 1950 Hz
Position 312db at 1100 Hz
Position 415db at 620 Hz
Position 518.5db at 360 Hz
Position 621db at 120 Hz
Outputs1/4” mono (both pickups or neck pickup in Stereo Mode and 1/ 4” Stereo (bridge pickup)
Controls2-volume, 2-tone
Inlaypearloid, block
BridgeLock-Tone™ Tune-O-Matic
TailpieceTP-6 fine tuning bridge
Machine HeadsGrover®
Colorebony (EB)
Typical Weight (+/- 5%)9.0 lbs
StringsD’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
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