Introduced as BB King's signature model in 1980, this 1991 Gibson Lucille B.B King is great early '90s example of the model, and the perfect homage to one of the most influential blues players in music history. The Lucille B.B. King model was the second generation of the Custom version of this guitar, manufactured in Nashville to the highest specifications. The guitar is based on a number of ES-335's used by B.B King throughout his career, and features a sleek Ebony finish, gold hardware and 'Lucille' headstock inlay. The TP-6 bridge allows for precise intonation adjustment of each string, while the lack of open 'F' holes reduces feedback in a live setting. The Lucille also features a vintage style Varitone switch as found on ES-345 and 355 models, giving 6 preset tone positions for a range of sounds, pairing with the 490R & 490T pickups. Other features include an ebony board with pearl block inlay, Grover tuners, and a 5 ply tortoiseshell guard.
This guitar is in very good condition with only minor signs of play wear, mainly to the back of the body, and has been given a full service and appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.