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Epiphone B. B. King Lucille Electric Guitar

 
5.0

(5 reviews)

$729.00 MSRP: $1,215.00 Save : $486.00 (40%)
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Description

Designed by the "King of the Blues" himself

The Epiphone B. B. King Lucille was designed by B. B. King himself and puts all the tone and nuance of King’s own favorite guitar in your hands. King’s singular tone has everything you’d want to hear in electric blues guitar—a bell-like ring with a hint of overdrive, soaring highs and gritty lows, and all driven home by King’s mighty left hand tremolo. The Epiphone B. B. King Lucille features two humbucking pickups with a Vari-Tone control switch that allows you to change their sound, mono and stereo jacks, a fine-tuning adjustable bridge, two volume and two tone knobs, plus a three-way selector switch. It has a laminated maple semi-hollow body without soundholes and a laminated maple top with pickguard. Case not included.

When B.B. King made his first recordings for Sam Phillips’ Memphis Recording Services, King was initially known as a talented vocalist and in fact didn’t always play lead guitar on his early records. But that would all change by the mid ‘50s as King and his guitar, nicknamed Lucille, became the voice of the blues. With hits like “Rock Me Baby,” “Sweet Little Angel,” “Sweet Sixteen,” and “The Thrill Is Gone,” King put the blues on the Top 40 charts, made himself and Lucille household names, became the first blues artist signed to a major label, and with his singular vocal and guitar style, was an inspiration to a mighty generation of blues and rock artists including Otis Rush, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Michael Bloomfield, Duane Allman, and Magic Sam.

Features:

  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: Hard maple, glued, hand-set
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Nut width: 1.68”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Headstock: Sloped dovewing with pearloid “Lucille” inlay
  • Pickups: 2 Classic Alnico Humbuckers
  • Electronics: Vari-Tone
  • Position 1: Bypass
  • Position 2: 5db at 1950 Hz
  • Position 3: 12db at 1100 Hz
  • Position 4: 15db at 620 Hz
  • Position 5: 18.5db at 360 Hz
  • Position 6: 21db at 120 Hz
  • Outputs: 1/4” mono (both pickups or neck pickup in Stereo Mode and 1/ 4” Stereo (bridge pickup)
  • Controls: 2-volume, 2-tone
  • Inlay: Pearloid, block
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: TP-6 fine tuning bridge
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Machine Heads: Grover
  • Case: Not included


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Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
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Epiphone Bb King Lucille Hollow Body Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

This is a great guitar! I would buy again.

By 

from Fort Worth Texas

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Ergonomic

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Bb King Lucille Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

      Great guitar. Epiphone quality is excellent. You will not be disappointed with this one.

      • I Am A:
      • Family Older Kids
       
      5.0

      Very versatile Great clean tone

      By 

      from Tennessee

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Bb King Lucille Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

          I am a big fan of B.B. King. I have wanted a Lucille for a while, but can't justify spending 5k on the Gibson model, (or any guitar) unless it comes with talent included. First, I love the clean tones of this guitar. It's the only electric guitar I have that I prefer to play clean. The varitone switch can dial up about any tone I want.

          The other thing I love abut this guitar is its versatility. It works well with overdrive and distortion and can be used to play anything from jazz to hard rock.

          I play this through a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, 65 Twin Reissue, or a Blues Junior N.O.S. The guitar is no lightweight, in fact it it is rather heavy, but the payoff in tone is worth it. I thoroughly enjoy this guitar.

          • I Am A:
          • Family Older Kids

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Oh so smooth!

          By 

          from johns creek, ga

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Factory Strings

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Bb King Lucille Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

          Oh Lucille... She's so sweet. This baby plays like a dream! My only fault with this beauty is the supplied strings, they just don't do her any justice. I've strung her up with D'Addario Chrome 12's and oh, how she's come alive! The tone is amazing. She never disappoints whether I'm playing jazz, blues or driving her hard for some heavy rock licks. Great fit & finish. I can't imagine paying 5x the price for the real Lucille unless your a pro. This girl will not let you down!

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Follow Up: 1 year later

          By 

          from Rockland County, NY

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Epiphone Bb King Lucille Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

          I wrote the first review, wanted to return and give an update. = ) I ended up replacing the nut and saddles with GraphTech (Teflon impregnated artificial bone). The guitar stays in tune well now. One tip I can give: if you are doing your own setups and you can not get the intonation right on the 'G' string, try flipping the saddle around backwards to get a little more room for lengthening the string. This guitar came with Grover tuners (a good brand)and they work well so I will probably leave them. The tune-o-matic bridge works well also, although I really don't bother with the fine tuners much. One last thing I would like to change is the output jacks. I would like to replace them with Switchcraft brand high quality jacks. The stock jacks are made in China and the quality is low. The metal part that contacts with the patch cable inside the guitar bends easily. To fix it, just unscrew and open the body cavity and bend it back. It's a great guitar for modifying, when I put in new pickups it should be a killer axe for a fraction of what a Gibson costs.

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love this guitar!

          By 

          from Rockland County, New York

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Overall tone is good
          • Perfect for customization

          Cons

          • Low Quality
          • My input jack broke
          • Not too Durable
          • Plastic nut

          Best Uses

          • Practice
          • Primary gigging guitar

          Comments about Epiphone Bb King Lucille Hollow Body Electric Guitar:

          Things that are great about it:
          Price
          Customizable
          Stock Pickups are good
          Stock neck is great
          Looks great
          Not too heavy
          2 input jacks
          Vari Tone knob
          Overall sound
          Not prone to ‘bad’ feedback
          Hard tail

          Things that aren't so great about it:
          Plastic nut
          Possibly low quality tuning heads
          Bulky
          Gold hardware
          Pickups a little unbalanced
          Finish isn’t the best
          Tune-o-matic bridge

          I plan on replacing the nut with a graphite nut, changing all hardware to chrome, and replacing with the real-deal gibson pickups. Then it will be really sweet! My input jack broke within a month of owning the guitar. Also my 'g' string keeps going out of tune. Possible machine heads need tightening or just needs better tuners. I'm hoping the graphite nut will keep it in tune overall (tends to slip a little - needs frequent tuning). But I knew these things when I bought it. I plan on customizing this one the way I want instead of just buying a Gibson.

          I get a lot of compliments on this guitar. It's just pretty to look at. Come musicians recognize it as a Lucille, most other people don't notice it's a copy. I don't mind either way.

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          Series Archtop
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          B. B. King Lucille Electric Guitar

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