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Gibson B.B. King Lucille Legacy Transparent Ebony #CS102855

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Semi Hollow guitar, body with centerblock, mahogany neck, 2x custombuckers, Varitone switch, TP-06 tailpiece, ABR-1 bridge  All product info

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Product information - GIBSON B.B. King Lucille Legacy Transparent Ebony #CS102855

Semi Hollow Guitar with Custombucker Pickups, Varitone Switch and TP-06 Tailpiece

  • Semi Hollow guitar from the Gibson Custom Shop Artist Collection, made in the USA
  • B.B. King Signature Model
  • Serial number CS102855
  • Transparent black nitrocellulose finish
  • Set-neck construction with 24.75" scale length (628 mm)
  • Three-ply maple-poplar laminate top, back and sides
  • Solid maple center block
  • Glued mahogany neck with long neck heel (Long Neck Tenon)
  • 22-fret ebony fingerboard with Split block inlays
  • "Slim taper neck profile
  • One Gibson Custombucker in neck position
  • One Gibson Custombucker in bridge position
  • Varitone switch with true bypass in position 1 and five notch filters
  • Hand-wired circuit with CTS potentiometers and paper-in-oil Bumblebee capacitors
  • Gibson ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Gibson TP-6 Tailpiece with fine tuners
  • Grover Rotomatic tuners with Tulip wings
  • Included Gibson Custom Shop Guitar case and certificate

B.B. King Signature Guitar

The Gibson B.B. King Lucille Legacy Transparent Ebony marks the return of the legendary Semi Hollow Signature guitar of the late King Blues, who passed away in 2015, to the line-up of the Gibson Custom Shop. As part of the Gibson Artist Collection, the luthiers of the Gibson Custom Shop Lucille not only with all the features for King's signature Signature sound, but also with a series of fine appointments that make the semi-acoustic guitar an absolute collector's item and elegant companion for stage and Studio. While the semi-acoustic body and two Gibson Custombuckers with Varitone switching create the basis for high-caliber Blues sounds, the slim Slim Taper neck promises excellent playing characteristics. naturally completes the Gibson Custom Shop the B.B. King Lucille Legacy with high-quality Hardware in the form of a TP-6 Fine tuners tailpiece, an ABR-1 bridge and precise Grover tuners.

Traditional Semi Hollow guitar

The construction of the Gibson B.B. King Lucille Legacy follows naturally traditional Gibson Custom Shop naturally follows traditional specifications and uses three-ply maple-poplar laminate for top, back and sides. To reliably prevent feedback at high volumes, the body is not only stabilized by a solid maple center block, but the top is also made without sound holes. The mahogany neck, set into the body with a long neck root, offers comfortable playing characteristics with its pleasantly slim "slim taper" profile, so that every lick comes out of the fingers on the ebony fingerboard as if by magic.

Custombucker and Varitone circuit

The electrical tone conversion of the B.B. King Lucille is done by Gibson Custombuckers in neck and bridge position. As legitimate descendants of the legendary PAF humbuckers of the Fifties, the Alnico pickups convince with a particularly warm vintage sound that skillfully combines the timbre of the semi-acoustic guitar with airy dynamics and creates the perfect basis for the traditional tone colors of the Blues. Naturally, Gibson equips the Lucille Legacy with the six-position Varitone switch, which is a key component of B.B. King's unique tone. In addition to true bypass in position 1, the rotary switch provides five notch filters that remove different frequencies to help shape characterful guitar tones. For pickup control, a traditional hand-wired circuit with "Bumblebee" oil paper capacitors is also provided for extra harmonic Treble Roll offs.

High-quality hardware equipment

Last but not least, the Gibson Custom Shop B.B. King Lucille Legacy Transparent Ebony is equipped with high-quality Hardware, whose gold finish underlines the elegant character of the electric guitar. While the classic ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge promises precise intonation and string action adjustment, the six fine tuners of the TP-6 tailpiece favored by B.B. King guarantee an especially accurate tuning of the electric guitar. In addition, Grover Rotomatic tun ers with Tulip wings promise high tuning stability on the open-book headstock, which is equipped with beautiful Bindings.


  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Series: Artist Collection
  • Design: ES-355
  • Top: 3-ply Maple/Pappel/Maple
  • Back & Sides: 3-ply maple/poplar/maple
  • Solid Centre Block: Yes
  • Binding: Multi-Ply
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Construction: Set-in
  • Neck Profile: Slim Taper
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Fretboard Radius in Inches: 12
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Format: Reissue
  • Fretboard Inlays: Split Block
  • Nut type: Corian
  • Nut width in mm: 42.9
  • Scale in mm: 628
  • Pickup: HH
  • Manufacturer pickups: Gibson
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Bucker, Alnico III
  • Middle Pickup: No
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Bucker, Alnico III
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: No
  • Switch: 3-Way, VariTone Schalter
  • Control: 2x Vol, 2x Tone
  • Electronic: Passive
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Bridge: Gibson ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: TP-6 Stopbar with fine tuner
  • Tuners: Grover Rotomatic
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Colour: Transparent Ebony
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • String Gauge: .010 - .046
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Case included: Yes
  • Certificate: Yes
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