The king of the blues, as Eric Clapton named him, B.B King is a long time Gibson player. Throughout his career, he used various Gibsons, mostly modified ES-355 models and multiple incarnations of his "Lucille" guitar. Lucille models often came in black with gold hardware and white binding, as is the 2015 B.B. King Lucille from Gibson Memphis. Like its predecessors, the 2015 Lucille comes with a semi-hollow body without "f" holes, and rocks the comfortable thinline construction. Back, sides and the top of the current Lucille and made of maple/poplar/maple three-ply laminates. On the top, it sports a classic two-piece bridge unit - a tune-o-matic bridge with TP-6 tailpiece in the back. In the pickups compartment, Lucille features the classic Gibson 490R and 490T (R stands for the rhythm position, while the T stands for the treble). Standard controls unit (vol/vol/tone/tone/three-way toggle switch) is accompanied by a 6-position Varitone switch and stereo output. Neck is made of three pieces of maple, and features the standard mortise & tenon joint. On its top, a black richlite fingerboard with 22 frets is installed. It comes with ful block inlays, creme binding around the edges and 1.68" wide corian nut. Gold-plated Grover Tulip tuners are found on the headstock. Along with them, the gold-plated truss rod cover with B.B. King graving and "Lucille" inlay above it, are also found. 2015 Lucille will set you back for $4,199.
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