|Serial Number||02163731, built August 4, 2003 in Nashville, Tennessee.|
|Pricing||$1599 CAD including case. SOLD|
|Neck||Three-piece maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard; mother of pearl block markers, Lucille and Gibson logos on headstock. Brass ‘B.B. King’ engraved truss rod cover. Traditional Gibson rounded neck profile. 24.75″ scale length.|
|Frets||Original medium-wide frets with some play wear in low positions.|
|Body||Laminated maple body with center block, no F-holes for feedback rejection; Multiple binding on top and back. Rear access panel for controls, necessary since there are no F-holes.|
|Finish||Ebony lacquer finish with some play wear, a few small chips, generally in good shape.|
|Hardware/electronics||Original hardware was gold and most of it has been swapped for chrome, except for parts like the switch and output jack nuts. Two ’57 Classic pickups, individual volume and tone controls, pickup selector, mono and stereo (one pickup per channel) outputs. Stop tailpiece and tune-a-matic bridge with brass saddles. Six-position Varitone switch. Pickguard not included. Kluson style tuners with plastic ‘Keystone’ buttons.|
|Playability/Action||This plays very well as is.|
|Case||Original hardshell case included.|
|Comments||The Gibson B. B. King Lucille guitar was built to address the stage requirements of one of Blues music’s most popular artists. Based on the ES-355, it is Semi-hollow to provide resonance and the distinctive rounded tone, but sealed to provide feedback rejection. This example is in good playing condition and is ready for many more years of work.|
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