Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar (with Case)

Hail to the King! Epiphone faithfully recreates B.B. King's beloved Lucille signature model, complete with a six-position Varitone switch and TP-6 tailpiece.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO pickups Classic biting tone with warm, fat mids
Epiphone VariTone 5-way impedance control Adjust voicing from full & fat to narrow & biting
TP-6 tailpiece Increased sustain and tuning stability
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood

Based on the famously named guitars of blues legend B.B. King, the Epiphone B.B. King Lucille was inspired by the various Gibson ES models he played over the years - all of which were named Lucille. Standout features that make this Lucille such a stunning guitar and loving tribute include gold hardware, Grover Rotomatic tuners, a Graph Tech nut, ebony fretboard with pearloid block inlays, a brass truss rod cover with B.B. King's name engraved on it, mother of pearl Lucille inlay on the headstock face, multi-ply binding on the body and headstock, a TP-6 tailpiece with fine tuners, and a semi-hollow body with a maple center block to reduce feedback. Unlike most semi-hollowbody guitars, the B.B. King Lucille's top doesn't have any f-holes; B.B. himself requested this feature to help further reduce the possibility of feedback. The electronics are equally impressive, with a six-position Varitone switch, a pair of Alnico Classic PRO humbucking pickups wired to CTS potentiometers, and stereo and mono output jacks for maximum flexibility. An EpiLite case is also included.

Hear the story behind the Epiphone B.B. King Lucille:

-Body Shape: ES-335
-Body Material: 5-ply Layered Maple
-Bracing: Spruce
-Centerblock: Maple
-Binding: Multi-ply Top, Back, and Headstock, Single ply Neck
-Finish: Gloss
-Neck Material: Maple
-Profile: Rounded C
-Scale Length: 24.75"
-Fingerboard Material: Ebony
-Fingerboard Radius: 12"
-Number Of Frets: 22
-Frets: Medium Jumbo
-Nut Material: Graph Tech
-Nut Width: 1.693"
-Inlays: Pearloid Blocks
-Joint: Glued in, Set Neck
-Finish: Gold
-Tuner Plating: Gold
-Bridge: Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic
-Tailpiece: TP-6 Stop Bar with Fine Tuners
-Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatic with Keystone Buttons
-Pickguard: 5-ply ES-335 style Bound Tortoise Pickguard
-TrussRod: 2-way Adjustable
-Truss Rod Cover: Brass Bell; Engraved "B.B. King"
-Control Knobs: Black Speed Knobs, Black Chicken Head Varitone Knob
-Switch Tip: Cream
-Switchwasher: Gold Varitone Washer
-Control Covers: Black; PVC
-Strap Buttons: 2 - Bottom and Back of Heel
-Mounting Rings: Black
-Pickup Covers: Gold
-Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic PRO
-Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic PRO
-Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS Potentiometers, 6 Position Varitone Switch
-Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone Toggle
-Output Jack: Two: Epiphone 1/4" Mono and Epiphone 1/4" Stereo
-Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
-Case: EpiLite Case Included
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 17.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 19 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IGBBKEBGH3

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of Epiphone's products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted June 13, 2022 by Bluesman Sammy Guy in Poconos,, PA
"Very VERY good guitar"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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As one who had both a Gibson and another Epiphone Lucille in the past, here's an honest evaluation: My Gibson Lucille was absolutely the cream of the crop of all my guitars, played like butter, intonation was spot on, neck and fingerboard were silky smooth and the sound was everything you could ever want...when it worked that is. It had an electronics issue that wouldn't quit, or would quit that is, at the worst times possible. After several 'repairs' I unloaded it. Purchased an Epiphone version which at the time had a rosewood fingerboard, and it was OK, but no where close to the workmanship of the Gibson. Now fast forward to the new, Inspired by Gibson Epiphone Lucille: Stunning. The red color is beautiful and the maple wood grain shows through, making this a gorgeous piece to look at. The ebony fretboard is pretty smooth, could probably have been sanded more but it is still almost like butter ( more like margarine, close but not bad). Frets were smooth and even, fret ends had no sharp edges, There was a bit of red overspray on a small section of the binding but no big deal. The action came about 2 feet too high (OK, I'm exaggerating, but you get the point) and the strings were changed within 5 minutes of receiving. I did a quick set up and this thing really sounds good. New Gibson Lucilles are going for $6900 and this was less than a grand. Is there a $6000 difference? Not a chance. Epiphone really stepped it up, and I am very pleased with this, as a 60 year old blues player read more with 55 years guitar playing, buying and trading experience. And from one source it stated that Epiphone only made 300 of these red ones. Glad I got it.

Musical Background:
Touring pro

Musical Style:
Blues, funk classic rock
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