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Gibson Little Lucille

gibson little lucille

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

Lucille Gibson

lucille gibson

Most of this is common knowledge. But, in case you didn’t know, here are some interesting facts surroundigibson es 335 lucilley a Lucille Gibson guitar named Lucille. In fact, his early recordings on RPM Records featured him playing a Fender Telecaster. However, fairly early in his career, B.B. King switched to a Gibson ES-355, and played many variations of it, making it his primary guitar of choice.

His Lucille Gibson guitars weren’t always named Lucille. That is, until 1949. That winter, King was playing a dance hall in Twist, Arkansas. In order to heat the hall, a barrel half filled with kerosine was placed in the center of the hall and lit on fire. This was common practice at that time. While King was on stage, two men began to fight, and knocked the barrel over, causing the hall to go up in flames. Everyone ran out in a panic gibson es 335 lucille. Once outside, King realized he lad left his prized $30 Gibson guitar inside the building, and he ran back in to save it. The next day, King learned that the two men were fighting over a woman named Lucille. King named that guitar Lucille, to remind him never to do something as stupid as run back in a burning building for a Lucille Gibson guitar, and never to fight over a woman. Two people died in the fire. King was almost the third fatality.

Ine song has been recored directly about Lucille Gibson. The song, names Lucille, is included on the B. B. King A thology 1962–1998 album. In the song, which is laced with solos, King praises the guitar, and lets the audience know the love he has for the instrument. In his words, ”When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille Gibson ”

The original Lucille Gibson, a Gibson ES-355TD-SV, has F-holes in it and more. Most modern versions of Lucille are made without the f-holes, at the request of King, to help reduce feedback. The modern ones also have different inlays and a maple neck.

In 2005, for B.B. King’s 80th Birthday, Gibson made a special run of 80 Gibson Lucilles, referred to as the ’80th Birthday Lucille’. The first prototype was presented to King as a birthday present. King used the guitar as his main guitar until the summer of 2009, when it was stolen from him. On September 10, 2009, Eric Dahl unknowingly purchased the stolen instrument from a pawn shop in Las Vegas. Upon researching information on the instrument, he was contacted by a Gibson Artist Relations representative, who informed Dahl of the stolen status of the guitar. This Lucille was returned to King in late November 2009, who was happy to receive his 80th birthday present back. Dahl was more than happy to return the guitar to King.

Lucille Bb King

Lucille Bb King

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For smaller events, Lucille’s Lucille Bb King is a haven in Times Square. The mahogany framed restaurant, decorated with colorful contemporary art and a bar featuring our signature saxophone beer taps. Its built-in video screen and stage are ideal for any small performances or meetings requiring A/V.

For larger events, both rooms can be used in conjunction with each other accommodating up to 1,300 guests of Lucille Bb King.Clients have the option to choose amongst a variety of menus. We can also create a personalized menu to fit any of your needs.

Why spend money on expensive Audio/Video Equipment & Production staff? At B.B.King Blues Club, you won’t have to. Our venue is equipped with the latest sound and video equipment, and we have a full service production staff that can handle the most extensive productions Lucille Bb King with ease. We are host National acts on a daily basis, therefore we take pride in our production capabilities.

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Lucille By BB King

lucille by bb king

Lucille is the fifteenth studio album by blues artist B. B. King. It is named for his famous succession of Gibson guitars, currently the Signature bb king gibson es 355.

Lucille By BB King fond of the simple musical equipment. He played guitars made by different manufacturers early in his career: he played a Fender Telecaster on most of his recordings with RPM Records (USA). However, he is best known for playing variants of the bb king gibson es 355. In 1980 Gibson Guitar Corporation launched the B.B. King Lucille model. In 2005 Gibson made a special run of 80 Gibson Lucilles, referred to as the “80th Birthday Lucille”, the first prototype of which was given as a birthday gift to King, and which he has been using ever since.

Lucille By BB 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.

There is something about the bb king gibson es 355,
Body: Laminated maple, Maple center block Neck/Profile
Fingerboard/Inlay: Ebony/Pearl block
Scale/Nut Width: 24 3/4″/1 11/16″
Binding: Multi-ply top and headstock , single-ply fingerboard and back
Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-o-matic/TP-6
Hardware of Lucille By BB King: Gold
Pickups: 490R Alnico magnet humbucker, 490T Alnico magnet humbucker
Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch, six-position Varitone, stereo/mono jacks
Finish of Lucille By BB King: Cherry, Ebony

And then, let’s appreciate the lucille by bb king,Lucille By BB King.