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Gibson 2016 B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar - Ebony


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Special Price £2,499.00

Regular Price: £3,999.00

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  • Historic Gibson Memphis ES-335 style body with no “F” cutaways
  • Maple, poplar, maple top, back and rims with multi-ply body binding
  • 3-piece maple neck with traditional “C” profile
  • 22-fret richlite fingerboard with Mother of Pearl full block inlays
  • 490R and 490T humbucking pickups and Varitone tone switching
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with TP-6 fine-tuning tailpiece
  • Gold-plated hardware and a bound tortoise shell pickguard
  • Comes with a Gibson Hard Shell Case and Gibson COA
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B.B. King is unquestionably known the world over as the King of the Blues thanks to his innovative guitar-playing style, fusing together a unique vibrato and stunning string bends. “Lucille” is the name B.B. King chose himself for his Gibson guitars and this tradition has been carried on through in this 2016 model. For those who choose to sing by the power of playing guitar, the B.B. King Lucille is destined to please.


The B.B. King Lucille model has a classic ES-335 style contour without the standard “F” cutaway holes in the body which minimizes the sound of feedback on stage. Gibson have elected 3-ply plain grade Maple / Poplar / Maple to construct the body, back and rims of the guitar; this allows sound waves to reverberate freely from within the hollow airspace, providing you with a rich, sonorous output. A maple centreblock and spruce braces are also employed beneath the body, reinforcing its overall strength, while multi-ply binding offer a unique appearance.

The Lucille is given an Ebony high gloss finish done in nitrocellulose lacquer which gives it a truly luxurious appearance and feel.


A 3-piece maple neck is firmly fitted to the body via a Mortise and Tenon joint and reinforced using Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive. Equipped with a modern truss rod and shaped to the traditional “C” profile. the tonewood combined with the construction methods to build the neck also contribute to a comprehensive, improved sound output.

Married to the neck is a 22-fret richlite fingerboard adorned with Mother of Pearl block inlays to guide you from one fret to another, guaranteeing a seamless and confident playing experience.


To provide you with the ultimate humbucker sound just like the King of the Blues himself, the Lucille is endowed with 490R and 490T pickups at the neck and bridge positions. The pairing of 490R and 490T pickups take many similarities from the original PAF pickups and are powered by Alnico II magnets. Gibson have overwound the pickups somewhat as this contributes to a vintage humbucker tone.

Controls for lead and rhythm volume and tone allow you to shape your sound, and a 6-position Varitone network control adds versatility to your output.


The high quality status of the Lucille model is very apparent in the form of its gold hardware, a very customary Gibson feature.

Grover Tulip 102GKM tuning machines are firmly fitted to the headstock and given a 14:01 ratio for tuning precision. At the opposite end of the guitar to the lower bout is a Tune-o-Matic bridge with a TP-6 fine-tuning tailpiece, further improving tone and sustain.

Gibson include a black hardshell case to offer additional protection for your legendary new axe no matter where you take it. It also comes with a Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity.

For blues lovers and avid guitarists alike, the B.B. King Lucille draws influence from the King of the Blues himself to bring you a modern take on his best-loved Gibson electric guitar.

ManufacturerGibson Memphis
Model2016 B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar
Top Material3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Body Material3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Neck MaterialMaple
Neck ProfileTraditional “C”
Fingerboard MaterialRichlite
No. of Frets22
Pickup ConfigurationHH
Bridge/TailpieceTune-o-Matic / TP-6
Position InlaysMother of Pearl Blocks
TunersGrover Tulip 102GKM
Pickups Neck: 490R
Bridge: 490T
Controls Lead Volume
Lead Tone
Rhythm Volume
Rhythm Tone
Pickup toggle switch
Included Accessories Gibson Hardshell Case; Black
Gibson Memphis Certificate of Authenticity
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