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Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar  

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Overview

  • Body: Laminated Maple semi-hollowbody with no f-holes
  • Top Wood: Laminated Maple
  • Neck Joint: Set Neck
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B.B. King Lucille is Epiphone's version of King's famous Gibson.

Made to play the blues, the Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar features 2 humbuckers with stereo output to two separate amps and a Varitone control that tailor your pickup sounds. The body is laminated maple while the maple neck has a rosewood fretboard with block inlays. Body, neck, and headstock are bound. The TP-6 tailpiece allows precise tuning. Gold hardware adds another classy touch, and Lucille's name is prominently displayed on the headstock to remind you never to run back into a burning building.

Features

  • Body: Laminated Maple semi-hollowbody with no f-holes
  • Top Wood: Laminated Maple
  • Neck Joint: Set Neck
  • Scale: 24 3/4"
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Nut Width: 1.68"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Block
  • Binding: Body, neck, and headstock
  • Machine Heads: Gold
  • Pickups: 2 Humbuckers w/ Stereo Varitone
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: TP-6 fine tuning
  • Hardware: Gold

Lucille is calling you to sing your own blues. Answer her call and order this B.B. King axe today.

 

B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Vari-Tone Control:
  • Position 1: Bypass
  • Position 2: 5dB at 1950Hz
  • Position 3: 12dB at 1100Hz (similar to single-coil)
  • Position 4: 18.5dB at 360Hz (similar to single-coil)
  • Position 5: 21dB at 120Hz
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EpiphoneB.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)
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      • Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Don't write off Epiphone

    I received the first guitar and the neck was broken off! I immediately contacted MF and they sent a replacement - no questions asked. I also noticed that the first guitar had a finish...Read complete review

    I received the first guitar and the neck was broken off! I immediately contacted MF and they sent a replacement - no questions asked. I also noticed that the first guitar had a finish that was not very good so I was skeptical about even requesting a replacement of the same product but when the replacement arrived, I was more than happy with the quality. The guitar felt very solid and the finish was beautiful. I know there are purists out there that refuse to purchase the Epiphone models of Gibson guitars and if money is no object, buy the Gibson but for the rest of us, Epiphone is a quality instrument. I have owned 2 Gibson ES-335's, 2 Rickenbacker 360's, a PRS, a couple Fender Telecasters and this Epiphone BB King Lucille is every bit as good as anything I have ever owned. I DO wish they would return the manufacturing of these products to the USA but of course, they would probably have to raise the price. The set-up right out of the box was very good and the guitar will require a break-in period but I could not be happier with this purchase and the service I continue to receive from MF. I am not giving this rating 5 stars only because the first guitar should have been checked for overall quality more closely before being shipped.

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    One Sweet Axe

    I just bought this guitar and I am very well pleased with it. The fit and finish are flawless. The pickups are great and she plays very easy. I play it with and...Read complete review

    I just bought this guitar and I am very well pleased with it. The fit and finish are flawless. The pickups are great and she plays very easy. I play it with and without distortion and the sustain seems to go on forever. This is one beautiful guitar. If you're into the blues or even rock, this baby can handle it.

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    5.0

    Love it.

    By Joe

    from S. Illinois

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

        I was looking for an inexpensive hollowbody, and found this. Wow. It sounds wonderful plugged straight into my Fishman SA 220 PA which is why I chose it. As a solo acoustic act, this lets me throw in some electric flavor and feel without lugging around another amp. I can also use the stereo outs to run it through the Fishman and a tube amp at the same time. I also have a American Standard Strat and a 76 Les Paul that sound bad through the Fishman. This guitar really works well. The Lucille is excellent driving a tube amp. The varitone is awesome at obtaining a lot of different sounds, but it does take some volume out as you proceed up the dial. You can adjust for this. It plays great, feels great, and sounds great. Intonation, tuning, and action are spot on. I am very, very happy I bought it. Used with a case, the price could not be beat. If you are looking in this class of hollybodies, try one of these used. You will get way more bang for your buck than its competitors.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Lucille

        By Notorious Old Man

        from Houston Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics
        • Sweet Sound

        Cons

        • No Cons Found

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Novice To Profesional
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

        I Could not wait for this B B King Lucille to arrive. I sat in my front Porch waiting for the Ups Man to deliver. Wow !! Man !! I was blown
        away withe the beautiful appearence. And it Feels
        grat. Plays fantastic. All I did was tune it as it arrived alittle tone flat. Tuned it up connected to my Fender 25 Watt amp and a Electro
        Harmonix Metal MuffPi Pedal. The sound is FANTASTIC. The value and crafsmanship is unbeatable. I always wanted an Epiphone Sheraton or Casio. Many of my Favorite Old School Guitarist Have played them. I can Now
        see why. This B B King Lucille is the Most Beautiful of this type of Guitar. Buy one before they are all sold out. Hello From Houston Texas

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Don't write off Epiphone

        By SRSFUN

        from Windsor, WI

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful finish
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

          I received the first guitar and the neck was broken off! I immediately contacted MF and they sent a replacement - no questions asked. I also noticed that the first guitar had a finish that was not very good so I was skeptical about even requesting a replacement of the same product but when the replacement arrived, I was more than happy with the quality. The guitar felt very solid and the finish was beautiful. I know there are purists out there that refuse to purchase the Epiphone models of Gibson guitars and if money is no object, buy the Gibson but for the rest of us, Epiphone is a quality instrument. I have owned 2 Gibson ES-335's, 2 Rickenbacker 360's, a PRS, a couple Fender Telecasters and this Epiphone BB King Lucille is every bit as good as anything I have ever owned. I DO wish they would return the manufacturing of these products to the USA but of course, they would probably have to raise the price. The set-up right out of the box was very good and the guitar will require a break-in period but I could not be happier with this purchase and the service I continue to receive from MF. I am not giving this rating 5 stars only because the first guitar should have been checked for overall quality more closely before being shipped.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Instrument

          By OldBeginner

          from Illinois

          About Me Novice

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Case not included

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

          I just received this instrument and was thoroughly delighted. The only action I had to perform was to tune the guitar. I have read several negatives, but have not experienced any of them as of yet. Tone, intonation and variety of sounds are fantastic. The only recommendation I have at this time would be to add a hard sided case to the package, as I had to order one after the guitar arrived.

          For those of us that our wives will not let us pay 5-7000 for a Gibson "Lucille" I feel this is the hottest bargain around.

          I don't feel that i can give it an excellent rating due to the short time I have owned it, but I definitely give it a GOOD+.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BB King Freak

          By creekster52

          from Dallas, TX

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

              I am admittedly a BB King freak, so may be somewhat biased. I have many guitars, including two Dot Deluxes (Koren & Chinese), but this one is destined to be my "go to" guitar. I have found nothing about it that I do not like. I have searched for several years for "that" guitar, one that I could really bond with, and I believe this is the one.

              Setup was fine right out of the box for me...good intonation & string height. Musician's Friend gave me a great deal on her, which amounted to getting the case for free! And, with free shipping to boot.

              As far as some of the other comments about being razzed at open jams, etc., all I can say is...Let the dogs bark!!

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice Guitar

              By Tubatoothpaste

              from Central Illinois

              Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

              Keep in mind you are paying for nice hardware. Also for B B King's name. But it's worth the money.
              The amount of nice trim on the guitar is nice. Gold hardware, binding, inlay on the fretboard and headstock. But you can see all that on the pictures. I think the pickups are top of the line. They can be kind of "boomy,", but the Varitone will take some of the bassiness out of the tone. Neck is great. I've let other guys who are way better than me play it, and they love the neck.

              Frets have been properly dressed and no sharp edges (one of my pet peeves, so I'm happy to state that.)

              It would have been really cool if it came with a Bigsby, as does its Sheraton cousin, but I do a lot of palm muting and really have no use for a Bigsby. But darn they do look cool.

              I do think this guitar can be kind of difficult to re-string because of the slots in the bridge. But the tuners are nice, and I really only need to re-tune (minor adjustments) once a set.
              Overall, quality is good. I was somewhat disappointed that I had to adjust the saddle for the high e string to fix an intonation problem, but that's all I had to do for intonation.

              Also, the nut for the mono jack was kind of loose and had to be tightened, so watch out for that.

              Other than those, no complaints.
              This was my first nice professional level guitar. All my friends are jealous.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              picker

              Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

              I've had my lucille now for about five years now and still love just as much as the first time I touched it. the finish still looks new, and the tone is great..I plugged the rear pickup into a fender bassman and the neck pickup into a fender princeton and just enjoyed the sound..I recommend this guitar....

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              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Decent Value

              Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

              9
              I bought this is a few years ago. I was initially disappointed in the sound. Action was good. It sat aroung for a few years with little play. I read a review by a guy who put Gibson '57 pickups in his Lucille. I decided to try this before selling the guitar. Wow! The pickups made this a whole new guitar. For a little more money, I turnded this guitar into a much more expensive sounding guitar. No, it is not a Gibson Lucille, but for less than 1/3 the money, I now have a highend sounding guitar.

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              (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Gentlemans Guitar

              By Alan S.

              from Freeport, Pa.

              Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

              I have had my Epiphone Lucille (Chinese) for about 7 months or so. Pickup are good. Some say muffled, I say mellow. Make no mistake about it, it will rock. Sounds similar to my Sheraton(Korean) which has been modded with Gibson 57's, CTS, orange drop and Switchcraft stuff. I'm glad the Lucille sounds different, probably due to no F holes. No plans on changing pickups, at least not yet. It's surprising how much the varitone alters your tone. Great when messing with effects. I can even get some real nice acoustic tones. Overall quality is very good. The only issues I have is a small color bleed on the top binding at the neck / body and a small spot near the nut. Overall finish is beautiful. It's got some weight to it. With the right amp settings, I can get almost a piano like sound when playing single notes on the low strings. I have several guitars and play this and the Sheraton most. The guitar certainly has class and character. Personnally, I think it's a versatile guitar. Try one!

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Sweet Axe

              By Cool Hand

              from Joshua Tree, CA

              Comments about Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Electric Guitar:

              This is a quality guitar... I was nervous about paying 7 bills for an a Epiphone made in another country. Everything in my collection is made in the USA and ranges from Martin, Gibson to Fender. This guitar only needed a little fine touch-up to the out-of-the-box set up. The quality of this guitar makes it a real value for the price. It is almost like buying American quality at a discount. I am not fond of buying signature guitars, usually they are overpriced for having a name attached to them. I still get a little embarrassed when I pull it out bearing BB Kings name and Lucille on the headstock. But one it is plugged in that shy moment disappears. This is a sweet guitar...

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