Epiphone | B.B. King "Lucille" ES-335

The Bluesman's First Lady Is Back!

B.B. played many guitars in his lifetime, but he gave them all one name: Lucille. Epiphone remembers this singular monicker with the new Epiphone B.B. King "Lucille," an ES-335 inspired by King's originals, finished in Ebony. 

As the story goes, King was playing a dancehall in Twist, Arkansas, when two men began to fight, tipping over a flaming barrel of kerosene providing the building's heat. The floor caught fire and King fled, leaving behind his beloved Gibson. King ran back in to save it. He later learned that the two men were fighting over a woman. Her name was Lucille.

Epiphone B.B. King
Epiphone B.B. King
Epiphone B.B. King
Epiphone B.B. King
Epiphone B.B. King
Epiphone B.B. King
Epiphone B.B. King
Epiphone B.B. King
Epiphone B.B. King

Epiphone B.B. King "Lucille" Ebony

$949.00
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.

Body Shape: ES-335
Material: 5-ply Layered Maple
Binding: Multi-ply Top, Back, and Headstock, Single ply Neck

Neck: Maple
Profile: Rounded C
Nut width: 1.693" / 43mm
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
Number of frets: 22
Nut: Graph Tech
Inlay: Pearloid Blocks

Bridge: Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: TP-6 Stop Bar with Fine Tuners
Knobs: Black Speed Knobs, Black Chicken Head Varitone Knob
Tuners: Grover Rotomatic with Keystone Buttons
Plating: Gold

Neck pickup: Alnico Classic PRO
Bridge pickup: Alnico Classic PRO
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS Potentiometers, 6 Position Varitone Switch

Case: EpiLite Case Included
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The Epiphone B.B. King "Lucille" pays tribute to this legendary moment and the decades of brilliance the followed with gold hardware, Grover® Rotomatic® tuners, GraphTech® nut, ebony fingerboard, pearloid block inlays, and signature features like a brass truss rod cover with custom engraving, mother of pearl Lucille headstock inlay, and a semi-hollow body with a maple center block and no f-holes, a detail B.B. himself added as a measure of protection against feedback. 

Of course, there's also a six-position Varitone switch and dual Alnico Classic PROTM humbucking pickups with CTS® potentiometers and stereo and mono output jacks for that classic "Blues Boy" tone. 

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It doesn't get more iconic than Lucille herself. To score a date with a true blues queen, preorder your Epiphone B.B. King "Lucille" guitar today!

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