This Lucille was Designed by B.B. King Himself!
The Epiphone B.B. King Lucille is a unique instrument - designed by BB King himself! A semi-hollowbody electric guitar with no F-holes, the Epiphone BB King Lucille has a voice all its own. Its body comprises laminated maple - from the back to the sides to the top. A set, maple neck and smooth, rosewood fingerboard just ask to be played, while two humbuckers with Vari-Tone deliver that signature tone. Other appointments include a TP-6 fine-tuning tailpiece, and BB King-signature stereo outputs. When you want a legendary guitar, look to the blues legend's Epiphone B.B. King Lucille!
Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Steeped in B.B. King blues history
- Semi-hollowbody with no F-holes
- Vari-Tone and Stereo outputs
B.B. King is a unanimous blues legend - ranked #3 greatest guitarist of all time by none other than Rolling Stone magazine. His signature guitar sound comes thanks to "Lucille," King's affectionate name for all of his guitars. The story is, in the mid-1950s, B.B. was performing in Arkansas when two attendees got in a fight and knocked over a kerosene stove that set fire to the hall. When B.B. ran outside to safety he realized he left his guitar inside, so he rushed back into danger to retrieve it. As it turns out, the two men had been fighting over a woman named Lucille - and ever after, B.B. decided to give that name to his trademark guitars as a reminder never to act foolishly and fight over a woman or run into burning buildings! The Epiphone B.B. King Lucille proudly carries this name.Semi-hollowbody with no F-holes
B.B. only wants feedback when he wants feedback, so he designed the Epiphone B.B. King Lucille to get the precise tone he demands, avoiding any unwanted tones unless he conjures them.Vari-Tone and Stereo outputs
The Epiphone B.B. King Lucille is famous for both its Vari-Tone switch and its stereo outputs. The explanation for the stereo outs is simple - B.B. likes to use one amp set for treble and one for bass so he gets the best of both worlds when he's onstage. As for the Vari-Tone switch, B.B. enjoys the extra tonal variety it provides - and you will too. The Vari-Tone makes it easy to subtly change your sound as you play so you can achieve whatever result you're after.Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Finish - Ebony
- Top - Laminated Maple
- Body Material - Laminated maple
- Body Style - Semi-hollowbody with no F-holes
- Pickups - 2 humbuckers with Vari-Tone
- Hardware - Gold
- Scale - 24.75"
- Nut Width - 1.68"
- Neck - Set, Maple
- Fingerboard material - Rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlay - Block
- Binding - B-N-H
- Tailpiece - TP-6 Fine Tuning