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Gibson Custom B.B. King Lucille Legacy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Transparent Ebony

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An opulent instrument imbued with blues heritage.

The legendary Gibson Custom B.B. King Lucille Legacy semi-hollow electric guitar pays homage to the iconic "King of the Blues" with luxurious appointments and versatile tone. Its figured maple veneer top, back and sides make a stunning visual statement, complemented by gold hardware including an engraved truss rod cover. A mono Varitone switch pairs with a duo of Gibson Custombucker humbucking pickups to produce anything from warm jazz tones to gritty blues leads. Four audio-taper CTS potentiometers and paper-in-oil Bumblebee capacitors comprise premium electronics for nuanced control. The iconic semi-hollow body design and ebony fingerboard offer a comfortable playing experience. Comes with a Custom Shop hardshell case for protection. The Gibson Custom B.B. King Lucille Legacy semi-hollow electric guitar is a lavish tribute to a legend, ready to inspire your own musical reign.

Figured Maple Veneer For Aesthetic Majesty

The figured maple veneer adorning the top, back and sides of the Gibson Custom B.B. King Lucille Legacy semi-hollow electric guitar makes a stunning visual statement. Its flame maple pattern dances under the gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish for a shimmering, luxurious appearance. The figured maple veneer and transparent finish allow the guitar's tonewood construction to resonate freely, enhancing sustain and acoustic properties. Aesthetically and sonically, the figured maple veneer elevates this tribute to blues royalty.

Versatile Tone From Premium Pickups and Electronics

A mono Varitone switch pairs with a duo of Gibson Custombucker humbucking pickups to produce a range of tones from the Gibson Custom B.B. King Lucille Legacy semi-hollow electric guitar. The Varitone switch selects from six tonal variations, while the Custombucker pickups provide warmth and clarity. Four premium audio-taper CTS potentiometers and paper-in-oil Bumblebee capacitors give you nuanced control over volume and tone. Dial in punchy blues leads, round jazz tones or anything in between. Premium pickups and electronics make this a tonally versatile and inspiring instrument.

Playability From an Iconic Design

The iconic semi-hollow body design and ebony fingerboard of the Gibson Custom B.B. King Lucille Legacy semi-hollow electric guitar offer a comfortable playing experience. Its thinline profile reduces weight while still producing acoustic resonance. The ebony fingerboard's moderate 12" radius and medium jumbo frets make chord work and single-note runs equally smooth. A fast, playable neck and balanced body join with premium components to create an inspiring instrument.


The Gibson Custom B.B. King Lucille Legacy semi-hollow electric guitar pays lavish tribute to the "King of the Blues" with versatile tone, stunning aesthetics and playability. Serious musicians and blues enthusiasts alike will appreciate such a finely crafted instrument. Visually and sonically, the Gibson Custom B.B. King Lucille Legacy semi-hollow electric guitar reigns supreme.

Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Double-cutaway semi-hollow
  • Top wood: 3-ply figured maple/poplar/maple
  • Body wood: 3-ply figured maple/poplar/maple
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
Fingerboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl split block
  • Nut width/material: 1.687" Corian
Electronics
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary humbucker
  • Control layout: Volume 1, Volume 2, Tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 6-way mono Varitone switch
  • Special electronics: 500K CTS audio-taper potentiometers; paper-in-oil Bumblebee capacitors
Hardware
  • Bridge design: ABR-1
  • Tailpiece: TP-6 with fine tuners
  • Tuning machines: Grover Tulip tuners
  • Color: Gold
Other
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Case: Custom Shop hardshell
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Country of origin: United States

Features

  • 3-ply figured maple/poplar/maple top, back and sides
  • Mahogany neck in a SlimTaper profile
  • Ebony fingerboard with 22 frets and mother-of-pearl split block inlays
  • Dual Gibson Custombucker humbucking pickups