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2005 Gibson B. B. King Lucille Thinline Archtop Electric (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Price: CDN $3000
US Price: US $2389.11
*US dollar exchange varies daily
Class: Used
S/N: 00815733, dates to the Gibson Nashville plant on March 22, 2005.
The Gibson B B King Lucille first appeared in 1988, reflecting the heavy performance requirements of B. B. King and his touring show.  

Stage volumes can get to be loud in a big band, and hollow archtop guitars can easily feed back uncontrollably. It was also B. B. King's habit to turn his amp up to at least 10 and control volume from the guitar. The lack of F-holes on the Lucille goes a long way towards damping feedback- the body is still hollow for tone, and the electronics are reached via a rear access panel.  

This B B King Lucille dates to March 22, 2005 and features the closed thinline archtop maple-poplar-maple laminate body, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard (newer models are Richlite) with large mother of pearl block markers, and unusually, a cherry finish! The electronics are standard ES-355, with pickup selector, independent volume and tone controls, and six-position Varitone switch. All metal hardware is gold plated and the truss rod cover is gold-plated and engraved.  

Additionally, the B B King Lucille is wired for mono or 'stereo'. If the mono jack is used, the guitar works like every other multi-pickup guitar. If both jacks are used, each pickup can feed a separate amplifier or mixer channel.  

This instrument is in very good condition with minor play wear, and plays very well. A black hardshell case is included.  

Visit the Gibson Guitars website to learn more about the current Gibson B. B. King Lucille!

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