Designed by the "King of the Blues" himself
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Great guitar. Epiphone quality is excellent. You will not be disappointed with this one.
Fort Worth Texas
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.
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!
jammin in johns creek
johns creek, ga
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.
Rockland County, NY
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.
Rockland County, New York
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