Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
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from MississUga< Ont
March 20, 2013Music Background:
EXCELLENT BANG FOR THE BUCKCOULD YOU PLEASE REMOVE MY LAST REVIEW AND REPLACE IT WITH THIS ONE . I CAN'T TYPE WELL WITH THE IPAD...... THANKS...
I have a few guitars in my arsenal (2 Gibsons, 1 Martin, 1 Gretsch, 1 Fender Stratocaster, 1 Taylor to name a few).. BUT.. This guitar is my all time fave.. So easy to play.. And sounds fantastic.. I would highly recommend this guitar to someone on a budget. Michael, my salesman, is a great guy. Can' t ask for more than that. Hats off to Epihone and Sweetwater. The case arrived damaged and we are working on returning and replacing it. If you want a great sounding guitar for blues or any other type of music.. GET ONE of these. The vari-tone gives so many sound variations. I have not tried the stereo output but I am sure it works to a "T". I also like the fine tuners to get the pitch right on when tuning.
from West Virginia USA
December 1, 2012Music Background:
Professional guitarist/recording engineer/recording studio owner
Absolutely the "Best Bang for the Buck"I'll make this simple and to the point.
I have been playing everyday since 1954. I play mostly the blues and some country. This instrument provides all of what you need and none of what you don't.
I have owned so many "high end" instruments over my life. Gibson/Fender/ PRS/Martin/Collings/Taylor/Santa Cruz...ect
No it doesn't have a nitro finish like it's more expensive Gibson cousin or Gibson 490R and 489 pickups BUT the pickups in this guitar are very decent and capable of producing excellent tone and mojo.
The Varitone takes some experimenting with but has useful abilities.
Out of the box it has a real good setup (at least mine did) and the pots are of good quality even if they are not full sized CTS ones. The pickup selector switch is solid. The tuners are very good and rock solid. The intonation was excellent.
In the end... it all comes down to ones God given talent,hands,ears and musical soul, so if you possess these things then you can create amazing music with this guitar. Put it together with a great vintage all tube amp and let your musical heart soar!
It has become my "GO TO" guitar night after night, performance after performance. It never lets me down. It's a pleasure to hold, great balance and feel. You can't go wrong on this instrument.
from ROLLA, MO USA
November 25, 2012Music Background:
EPIPHONE LUCILLEcompared to the Gibson version this one's a no brainer!!! I tried them both locally and went straight to my great friends at Sweetwater and ordered the Epiphone. It arrived perfectly set up for me,and the best part is I saved over $2k. Thanks guys, I couldn't be more pleased.
Tom - US Coast Guard retired
from Silver Bay, Minneosta USA
August 1, 2010Music Background:
Hobbyist & Student
So fine LucilleThe various voices of this guitar are unreal. The voices are
changed using the Vari-Tone filtering 6-postion switch with the
Then, you also have the tone controls for each pickup toboot !
So fine !
The size is much larger diameter than my Epi Special II.
I love the looks and the weight is still a bit heavy. The
finish is total black... glossy and shiney nice black.
The inlays on the neck are precise and look like jewels.
The genuine gold accents and platings are a stand out
which only few can equal or match in beauty.
I am fond of the pick guard as well, the brown with
white trim is a nice contrasting touch. Less we forget,
the total white trim from head to toe is very flashy and
pretty and under low lighting will stand out as only
Lucille could. She's so fine !
Very pleased. I believe this guitar is worth every penny.
I have been playing for a year with a Epi Special II beginner's Les
Paul and done well... and this Lucille is my major upgrade.
My anniversary present to myself. I play the blues and
black gospel... including reading the notes off staff paper.
I am age 65 now. Hats off to Lucille, Blues Boy King and
Epiphone ! Long live the Blues.
I also ordered a strap and hard case for Lucille as well.
The delivery of Lucille from Sweetwater was flawless.
Thanks Sweetwater for the professional service.
February 17, 2012Music Background:
nice quality , great toneI'm very pleased with this guitar . I am glad I got it at sweetwater ! It makes a difference !