The Gibson Little Lucille is a relatively recently designed (1996-2006) Gibson model designed mainly for blues players. It superficially resembles the Les Paul in that the body outline is similar. The Little Lucille was discontinued by Gibson in 2006. The Little Lucille is a variant on the Blueshawk that features a stop tailpiece and tune-o-matic bridge. The Little Lucille was endorsed by BB King
Blues legend B.B. King had been playing Gibsons for over 40 years when he and Gibson officially joined forces in 1982. B.B.’s personal touches on his signature model include the fine-tuner tailpiece, the semi-hollow body with no soundholes and, of course, the name that has adorned his guitars throughout his career — Lucille. This stunning B.B. King signature model boasts many tweaks drawn from a lifetime of playing!
The Little Gibson Little Lucille has a number of distinctive features that distinguish it from virtually all other Gibsons. The Little Lucille’s body outline is the same as a slightly earlier range of guitars – the Nighthawks (1993-1999) – but unlike the Nighthawks, the Little Lucille is a semi-hollow bodied guitar with twin f-holes and a flat (uncarved) top.
Features of Gibson Little Lucille:
– Semi-hollow body with no soundholes
– Fine-tuning tailpiece
– Laminated maple top, back, and sides
– Three-piece maple neck
– Ebony fretboard with pearl block inlays
– Gibson 490R and 490T humbuckers
– 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way pickup selector switch, and Vari-tone switch
– Both mono and stereo output jacks
– Includes case