B.B. King's "Lucille" is legendary, perhaps the most beloved artist's guitar of all time, and a true icon of the blues. Now Gibson Memphis tells us that they are honoring the 65th Birthday of "Lucille" with the B.B. King Signature, which they describe as a luxurious take on the ES-355 format tricked out to the tastes of the King of the Blues himself. Here's the details in Gibson's own words...
An elegant semi-acoustic updated for the demands of contemporary professionals, this guitar has the classic lines and deluxe appointments of the top-of-the-range ES model, with B.B.'s own preference for no f-holes in the top, all with the switching versatility of the great ES-355s. Crafted to full Gibson Memphis quality, dressed in a stunning Ebony finish with gold hardware, this is a 100% American-made celebration that you'll want to be a part of.
Dues are paid to this landmark anniversary with a mother-of-pearl "Lucille" inlay in the peghead veneer and gold-engraved "65 Years" in the truss-rod cover. Mother-of-pearl block inlays, multi-ply body binding and bound tortoise pickguard extend the "custom" look, while 490R and 490T humbuckers in the neck and bridge respectively take it all home via the sonic switcheroo of Gibson's 6-way Varitone and stereo output. Add B.B.'s handy TP6 Fine Tune Stop Bar, gold Grover™ Tulip-Button tuners and wrap it in a plush-lined hardshell case with Certificate of Authenticity, and you're riding with the King.
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