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Gibson 2016 B.B. King Lucille Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar (SN:10187729)


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You are looking at a Gibson 2016 B.B. King Lucille Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar, serial number 10187729. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (9 lbs, 3.6 oz.)

Throughout his long-lived, highly-successful career, renowned blues man B.B. King was seldom seen without a Gibson in his hand. He's played everything from a Gibson acoustic to a Les Paul Gold Top all the way through to a Gibson L-5CES hollow body, but his most iconic and widely recognized guitar of all was his beloved, highly-customized Gibson ES-355 named "Lucille". Paying tribute to the legendary blues guitarist and his storied Gibson guitar, the Gibson Memphis is honored and extremely pleased to introduce a stunning incarnation of his customized ES-355 guitar with 2016 B.B. King Lucille.

The 2016 B.B. King Lucille boasts 3-ply maple/poplar/maple top, back and sides, and comes beautifully dressed in a sleek Ebony finish. She features a ES-style thinline semi-hollow construction, and holding true to King's hand-selected specs, the top has no F-holes--perfect for feedback-free performance when playing at higher volumes. Lucille's elegance is enhanced by classy multi-ply white/black binding on the top and back.

For classic Gibson comfort, feel and playability, the three-piece maple neck is shaped into a Traditional C profile and capped with a smooth-playing 12"-radius richlite fingerboard. Catering to Lucille's instantly recognizable aesthetic, the fretboard carries full block mother-of-pearl inlays while the headstock is adorned with a mother-of-pearl "Lucille" inlay and a gold-plated truss rod cover engraved with B.B. King's name.

The 2016 B.B. King Lucille comes fitted with premium versatile electronics, which include a pair of Gibson's popular 490R & 490T Alnico II humbuckers, a versatile 6-way Varitone switch, a Stereo output, and independent Volume and Tone controls for each pickup. The pickups are slightly overwound, allowing Lucille to sing and dish out that classic humbucker sound with a hint of contemporary edge. The 6-position Varitone switch adds to Lucille's sonic flexibility while dual outputs (mono and stereo) allow you to run each pickup separately.

Equipped with beautiful, high-performance gold hardware, the B.B. King Lucille sports a set of high-quality Grover Tulip button tuning machines, a classic Tune-O-Matic bridge, and a premium TP-6 tailpiece that promotes quick and easy fine-tuning of any string.

The Gibson Memphis 2016 B.B. King Lucille comes complete with a hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity from Gibson Memphis.

Get your Gibson 2016 B.B. King Lucille Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity


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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.681"
Neck Shape Traditional C
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style ES-355
Neck Type Mortise & Tenon
Neck Wood 3-Piece Maple
Fingerboard Richlite
Body Wood 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Top 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup 490T
Neck Pickup 490R
Bridge Type Tune-O-Matic with TP-6 Tailpiece
Tuning Machines Grover Tulip 102GKM
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 9 lbs, 3.6 oz.
Series Artist Models
Model 2016 B.B. King Lucille
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.