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Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar

Channel the legendary tone of B.B. King with the Epiphone Lucille. With features specified by the bluesman himself, this semi-hollowbody really wails. (44) Read 12 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Epiphone BB King Lucille Ebony
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Epiphone Alnico Classic humbuckers Classic biting tone with warm, fat mids
Epiphone VariTone 6-way impedance control Adjust voicing from full & fat to narrow & biting
Mono or stereo output options Send different pickups to separate outputs
TP-6 tailpiece Increased sustain and tuning stability
A guitar with a background story to rival rock's greatest tales, Lucille has always carried a shroud of mystique. Epiphone has worked to capture what makes the guitar great in their incredibly versatile and player-friendly B.B. King Lucille model.

Built B.B.'s Way

B.B. King tweaked his semi-hollow body guitar years ago to plug the f-holes. The result was reduced feedback, and a guitar that can truly wail without any whine. Apart from that modification, King's guitar is largely a standard semi-hollow guitar, sporting dual cutaways for enhanced high fret access and a bold-looking pickguard. The guitar's maple laminate body and top are lightweight and bolster a natural resonance. Also boosting sustain is the set-in maple neck and its rosewood fretboard.

Capture Any Blues Tone

A true superstar, B.B. King transcends the blues -- and he relies on Lucille's ability to deliver a palette of different sounds. Epiphone puts this versatility in guitarists' hands by including the VariTone system on this signature model. The six positions on the knob each cut out different frequencies, with one offering a clean bypass. Flipping through the positions, you'll hear Lucille's voicing change from full, throaty humbucker growl to twangy sounds more akin to a single coil pickup. Switching between the Alnico Classic pickups and adjusting the volume and tone knobs make for almost unlimited range of tone.

Hardware Fit for a King

Lucille boasts upgraded hardware that makes this guitar an even-more player friendly choice. It's TP-6 fine-tuning tailpiece lets you make micro adjustments to each string after tuning at the headstock. Players who really want to feel like B.B. on stage can use Lucille's dual outputs to connect the guitar to two separate amps. It's an effective way to add even more tonal options or to hear stereo effects truly shine.

Features:

- Maple laminate back and sides
- Semi-hollow body without f-holes to fight feedback
- Set maple neck
- 22-fret rosewood fretboard
- Alnico Classic humbuckers in bridge and neck position
- VariTone system offers six different tonalities
- Three-way pickup selector
- Volume and tone controls for each pickup
- TP-6 fine-tuning tailpiece
- Stereo outputs

Play the blues like the master himself with the Epiphone B.B. King Lucille.

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- Pickups: 2 Humbuckers with Vari-Tone
- Hardware: Gold
- Scale: 24.75 in.
- Neck: Set
- Neck Material: Maple
- Fingerboard/Inlay: Rosewood and Black
- Body: Maple Laminate
- Top: Maple Laminate
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 21 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

The Epiphone B.B. King Archtop Guitar brings Style and Performance to a higher level.

The Humbucker Pickups will let you comp chords or play that soaring Blues solo that has always been in the back of your mind. Make B.B. proud and add this instrument to your collection!
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (44 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Stunner"
Overall: Picked one of these up 2 weeks ago after hemming and hawing. Took it home and put some new strings on it and plugged it into a Fender GDEC 3 amp and began to play around with it. Both of the pickups have really good tone and this guitar has some serious sustain. With the Vari-Tone and the volume and pick up there are many different sounds you can get from this guitar. The real test was when I plugged it into a Epiphone Valve Jr. tube amp, now we're talking tone! The guitar sounds warm and creamy and it just sings. I'f you're looking at one of these I'd highly recommend getting your hands on one. Mine is even better than I thought it would be.
Style of Music: Blues, Surf, Rock, "Old Timey" Country, Metal
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Overall: The BB King Lucille exceeded my expectations. The instrument has tone, feel, and quality finish that are the best. As a "store cruiser" I have looked at, listened to many guitars, and this Epiphone is "music to my ears." This is the good news.The fun news is five of the nuts on the tuning head were loose, the nut on the output socket was loose and fit fine after I picked it up, and some other screws on the finger plate and pick-up needed a little tweaking. That being said I really like the guitar. It is difficult to score but these problems are completely in the hands of quality control that Epiphone stated was done in USA, "Oh well."
Style of Music: Pop
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