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B.B. King Signature Electric Guitar Strings

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B.B. King Signature Electric Guitar Strings

The gibson bb king lucille electric guitar is the bbKing’s legendary. The gibson bb king strings is equally significant as well. B. B. plays with a style that matches his intensity, and every note he plays has something vitally important to say. This unique gibson bb king strings set is B.B.’s own special gauge, meant to give your guitar a firm, yet extremely playable feel. The pure nickel wrap yields exceptional tone, from the lows all the way to the highs. The premium Swedish steel “hex” core means your guitar tunes up fast and stays in tune longer.

Someone comment the gibson blues king guitar, “This s a great guitar. Just purchased on 6/13. You can’t really compare this guitar to other brands and should test it out often. The lucille is based on a es-345,355. There are some variations that give it BB’s own take, like the maple neck and lack of f holes. I think the veritone switch is a killer addition and allows for very good clean sounds. You will not notice a great deal of difference on the veritone switch between the middle and neck pickup switches, but there are subtle differences. As with any nitro finished gibson, expect the headstock to “peel” with the inlays, and show typical gibson wear, along the fretboard edges and joints. Also, do not place a gibson nitro finish on a cheap stand or hanger with rubber, it will effect the finish of the nitro. After 20 years of playing and trying every guitar out there I would suggest this guitar to anyone looking for clean tones. I bought this one over a PRS and a Heritage. The Gibson humbuckers dirty up just fine, too. Great guitar, great neck (perfect size), typical Gibson build quality (good or bad), very easy set ups and low action, could use locking tuners, and an over great guitar.”

Therefore, you could learn that all gibson bb king strings from Gibson feature a distinctive silk wrap at the ball end that helps eliminate any undue wear and harmonics. Whether you play blues, rock, jazz, or country, you won’t find better strings for your musical needs.

 

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Gibson BB King Lucille Limited

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The gibson blues Gibson BB King Lucille Limited guitar is blues royalty. The guitarist is playing the blues before most of us knew what a guitar was. For many of his early years, he played an gibson es 355 lucille before moving on to a gibson es 355 lucille. Said King in The Electric Guitar – An Illustrated Guide, “I knew I liked the gibson es 355 lucille from the first time I played one…the neck was so thin and the body was so shallow so it was comfortable to play.” Eventually, King named his favorite guitar, Lucille. And eventually, the man hooked up with Gibson to create the B. B. King Signature Edition, not surprisingly named “Lucille.” Special touches include a fine tuner tailpiece, a semi-hollowbody design with no f-holes, multi-ply binding and Varitone circuitry. Hey, if you’ve ever heard this man play live, you know just how sweet or saucy he can make his guitar sing. The Gibson Lucille model is just like B. B.’s!

The gibson blues king guitar here:
Semi-hollowbody design with maple / poplar / maple top, back and sides in Ebony finish with multi-ply binding.
Rounded ’59 profile maple neck with Richlite fingerboard and real pearl block inlays
Two Alnico magnet humbuckers – 490R (neck) and 490T (bridge)

When Gibson BB King Lucille Limited was playing gibson es 355s lucille and 3555s, he used to stuff the f-holes B.b. King Gibson to eliminate feedback. So when it came time to design his own dream guitar, his first request was to get rid of those f-holes, which Gibson was happy to do.

Another touch is the special fine-tuner tailpiece. Gibson has had a few similar tailpieces through the years, but this one is the best of the lot. Finally, bb King decided he wanted to keep the six-position Varitone rotary switch, which essentially rolls off highs of Gibson BB King Lucille Limited in a quite different way than by using the standard tone control. Add an Ebony finish and you’ve got the King’s guitar!

We’re not talking about the latest B.b. King Gibson fad diet, we’re talking about Lucille’s special rounded neck profile. It’s not as big as those huge 1958 Les Paul necks, but neither is it as thin as the 1960s so-called “slim taper” neck profiles. In any case, the combination of a nice, rounded 3-piece maple neck and a Richlite fingerboard with pearl block Gibson BB King Lucille Limited inlays is what this instrument is all about. It’s not for everyone, of course. But if you picture yourself as the next blues legend, take a tip from the King and get “Lucille.” She won’t let you down.  

When you’re talking about “tone for days,” you’re talking about humbuckers. They’ve got it all: Complex midrange, punchy lows and a smooth top end that won’t make your teeth hurt. For those seeking the often overused “out-of-phase” session sound which ruled the airwaves back in the 1980s, this is not the guitar you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a pickup of Gibson BB King Lucille Limited  that starts out clean and can really smoke when your amp is on 11, well then, so trap one on!

 

 

 

Gibson Little Lucille For Sale

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The Gibson Little Lucille For Sale 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 gibson was discontinued by Gibson in 2006. The Little Lucille is a diverse on the Blueshawk that features a stop tailpiece and tune-o-matic bridge. The Little Lucille was endorsed by BB King.

In 1999, Gibson Little Lucille For Sale launched the Little Lucille, a version of their Blueshawk guitar. It differed from the Blueshawk in having a Tune-o-matic bridge and a TP-6 stop tailpiece.

The model is no longer found among Gibson USA’s current product listing, and the Blueshawk on which it was based has been discontinued.

About the construction of the little lucille gibson, it 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.

In addition, Gibson Little Lucille For Sale made some distinctive and innovative features, include:
25.5 inch scale length (the same as many Fenders, Gibson’s more typically have a 24.75 inch scale length)
Blues 90 pickups of Gibson Little Lucille For Sale (a modified version of the P-90 pickup)
noise reduction circuitry which employs a dummy coil
a Varitone circuit (similar to that used on the Gibson ES345) – the Varitone circuit is a mid-cut/band-stop filter with a choice of five center frequencies
a light guitar – the body of Gibson Little Lucille For Sale is made from poplar, capped with maple – the body is small and relatively thin and has two cavities
simple control set – master volume, master tone, three-way pickup selector, six-way rotary Varitone control switch.

 

blues king gibson

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Ledbetter was a huge influence on many blues king gibson and Folk artists and his songs have been covered by a wide variety of performers including CCR, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Ry Cooder and even Harry Belafonte and Frank Sinatra. He was posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1986.

Blues, R&B, Rock, Gospel and Jazz vocalist, Etta James, died of leukemia in Riverside, California just 5 days before her 74th birthday. A native of Los Angeles, Jamesetta Hawkins began her vocal training with the Echoes of Eden church choir at age 5. At age 14, she met Johnny Otis who took her under his wing and reversed her given name into the stage name, Etta James which she would use through her entire career. Her first recording, “Dance With Me Henry” reached number 1 on the charts. Her debut album, At Last!, was released in late 1960 and contained the tracks, “I Just Want to Make Love to You”, “A Sunday Kind of Love” and, of course, the title track which would become James’ signature song. During her long career in blues king gibson, James was nominated for 18 Grammy Awards of which she won 6. She won 17 Blues Music Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, The Blues Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Grammy Hall of Fame twice; in 1999 and 2008. One of her most famous songs was “I’d Rather Go Blind” for which she wrote the lyrics.

Jimi Hendrix began recording his version of the Bob Dylan song, “All Along the Watchtower” at Olympic Studios in London, England. Dylan had released the song on the album, John Wesley Harding, some months earlier. The sessions included the other members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, as well as Dave Mason and the Rolling Stones’ Brian Jones. Although the song of blues king gibson was mixed down by Eddie Kramer and Chas Chandler 5 days later, Hendrix went over and over the song, adding and remixing until August and the song finally was released on the album, Electric Ladyland in September. It reached number 5 on the British charts and became Hendrix’ only Top 20 Billboard hit.

Blues great, B. B. King donated his entire record collection of over 20,000 discs to the Center For the Study of Southern Culture of blues king gibson at the University of Mississippi. The collection included over 7,000 rare Blues recordings. This collection is now housed at the Barnard Observatory in the blues archive.

Gibson BB King Lucille For Sale

 

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Guitar itself is a magic musical instrument, and the guitarist also are the equally mysterious and amazing ones. Each guitarist tells different but fascinating life style, and each guitar has its origin and story. The bb king gibson guitar also is a story.

Before 1952 Gibson produced only hollow-body guitars, which are prone to feedback when amplified loudly. That year saw the introduction of their first solid-body, the Gibson Les Paul, a significantly different instrument from Les Paul’s early electric guitar experiment, “The Log”, which consists of a center block with detachable chambers on the both side, a neck, hardware, and pickup attached. By 1958 Gibson was making a few solid-body of Gibson BB King Lucille For Sale models which had much lower feedback and better sustain but lacked the darker, warmer tone and unamplified volume of hollow bodies. The ES-335 was an attempt to find a middle ground: a warmer tone than a solid body with almost as little feedback. Though semi-hollow-bodies like the ES-335 are essentially a compromise of earlier designs, they are for this reason extremely flexible, as evidenced by the Gibson BB King Lucille For Sale’s popularity in a wide range of music, including blues, jazz, and rock. With a basic price of $267.50 it quickly became a best-seller, and has been in continuous production since 1958. The first major update came in 1963, with the most visible change being the markers on neck: early models had dots (hence “dot neck”), later models had blocks.

The Gibson BB King Lucille For Sale here. And the Gibson ES series of semi-acoustic guitar (hollow body electric guitar) are manufactured by the Gibson Guitar Corporation. The letters ES stand for Electric Spanish, to distinguish them from Hawaiian-style guitars which were played flat on the lap.

The es 335 bb king is unfailing. A nice and clean 2001 Gibson BB King Lucille. This guitar plays and sounds amazing. Six way Varitone switch with dual output! All original with original case.

The Gibson es 335 bb king is the world’s first commercial thinline archtop semi-acoustic electric guitar. Released by the Gibson Guitar Corporation as part of its ES (Electric Spanish) series in 1958, it is neither hollow nor solid; instead, a solid maple wood block runs through the center of its body. The side “wings” are hollow, and the top has two Gibson BB King Lucille For Sale violin-style f-holes over the hollow chambers.gibson bb king guitar

 

B.b. King Gibson

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Los grandes B.b. King Gibson guitarristas de blues y rock tienen un símbolo, un ícono que representa su personalidad y tacto con dicho instrumento. B.B. King no es ajeno a esta tradición y Lucille es el nombre que lleva su guitarra más representativa.

Lucille no es un modelo de guitarra exclusivamente hecho para B.B. King, si no del nombre que él le ha dado a cada una de sus B.b. King Gibson guitarras desde un curioso episodio en la vida de “King”:

El nombre nos remonta a 1949, en un salón de baile en Twist en Arkansas. Por aquella época se acostumbraba encender barriles con querosene para calentar los lugares cuando hacía mucho frío. Una pelea entre dos hombres ocasionó un golpe en uno de estos barriles, lo que ocasionó inmediatamente un incendio. El siniestro incidente obligó a evacuar el lugar B.b. King Gibson por completo.

Una vez afuera, B.B. King notó que había olvidado su guitarra acústica en el lugar y fue así como arriesgó su vida para poder rescatarla de B.b. King Gibson las llamas.

Luego se enteró que la pelea que ocasionó el incendio fue por una chica llamada Lucille y fue de esa manera en la que B. B. King llamó a todas las guitarras que tuvo desde aquella accidentada velada. Según ha detallado en numerosas entrevistas a Total Guitar y Guitar World: “es para mantener el recuerdo de no volver a hacer algo que ponga en B.b. King Gibson riesgo su vida… como entrar a un lugar en llamas”.

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Blues legend B.b. King Gibson 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!

Features OF B.b. King Gibson:
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

Gibson Little Lucille

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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

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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.

Gibson Memphis B.B. King Lucille

Gibson Memphis B.B. King Lucille

Based on the delivering, the gibson memphis b.b. king lucille studio semi-bb king gibson 335hollowbody electric guitar is a stripped-down no-nonsense performer. The bb king gibson 335 Studio rocks a layered maple body, arched top, two f-holes, and solid maple core for enhanced clarity and sustain. Like all Studio models, this  lacks binding and a pickguard, and features streamlined controls and a simplified headstock logo. When you play the Studio, you’ll be instantly smitten as a result of this guitar’s comfortable, soft-edged body contour. Plug in and be treated to fat, PAF-like sweetness, thanks to the bb king gibson 335 Studio’s vintage-vibed twin humbuckers. So, take a peek at this Gibson Memphis Studio and be confident that your semi-hollowbody electric guitar will arrive ready to play, thanks to Sweetwater’s 55-point evaluation.

Gibson memphis b.b. king lucille Studio Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
Studio model features Gibson quality in a no-nonsense package
Dual humbuckers deliver legendary vintage tone
produces top-quality electric guitars
Studio model features Gibson quality in a no-nonsense package
The  Studio was designed for guitar players who want the performance of an bb king gibson 335, but without the unnecessary frills of the traditional Gibson Memphis B.B. King Lucille model. Ideal for studio musicians, the Studio focuses firmly on optimal sound output, retains all elements of the traditional model that contribute to its legendary tone, and dispenses with the rest. Another benefit of creating a stripped-down bb king gibson 335 is its stripped-down price! Nonetheless, you can still expect a top-quality Gibson guitar.

Dual humbuckers deliver legendary vintage tone
Tonal excellence is yours when you plug the bb king gibson 335 Studio into your favorite amplifier. Loaded with a vintage-voiced ’57 Classic pickup in its neck and a hotter Super ’57 pickup in its bridge, you’ll be able to dial in chiming country tones as easily as savagely distorted rock tones. The neck pickup gives you classic hollowbody-style tones for everything from smooth jazz to dirty blues. Flip to the bridge position, and you’ll command sounds of Gibson Memphis B.B. King Lucille covering everything from bright and clean to raw and mean.

Gibson Memphis B.B. King Lucille produces top-quality electric guitars
The bottom line about this Studio is that it’s a real Gibson semi-hollowbody electric guitar. Ask anyone, and they’ll tell you that the Gibson name still stands for something. American made in Memphis, Tennessee and built to the standards Gibson has held to – despite rising manufacturing costs – you can feel proud when you pick up your  Studio electric guitar.

Gibson Memphis  Studio Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features :of Gibson Memphis B.B. King Lucille
Studio model features Gibson quality in a no-nonsense package
Semi-hollowbody design for enhanced harmonic richness
Dual humbuckers deliver legendary vintage tone
Solid maple core provides enhanced clarity and sustain
TonePros AVR2 bridge and long-anchor tailpiece studs eliminate rattles and improve sustain

 

Gibson Bb King Shop

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The Gibson Bb King Shop Standard model was made from 1980 to 1985. This model had chrome hardware and dot inlays instead of block inlays.[citation needed]

The Gibson Bb Ki ng Shop subsidiary Epiphone also offers a low-cost, foreign made Lucille model based on the Gibson Lucille. Differences include a variation on the headstock inlays, a gloss finish and different pickupsI read many review before I bought this guitar. I was reluctant to buy it because I could not find the guitar to try out at any store. So I really had to rely on the reviews I could find on line. I wanted this guitar because I admire BB King and his playing style and I thought the guitar looked great. I ordered the guitar online and was told that the only model not back ordered was the Red model. I really wanted the Black as that is the color BB King played on stage. I was notified after I purchased the guitar that the Red was also back ordered and there was no delivery date available. I found one GC store online that had this Gibson Bb King Shop guitar and it was Black. That was the Memphis GC store. I spoke with the guitar sales manager at the store and he arranged to ship me the guitar and transferred my online purchase to his store. The guitar arrived in the box in perfect condition. Features: The features of this guitar are as listed in the ad. I really didn’t know what to expect with the Variable Selector I find that for playing blues I only use the first two positions. This guitar is heavier than my Gibson 335. Quality & Reliability: The quality was excellent on the guitar with the exception of the setup. If you want a great blues guitar with history (Gibson Bb King Shop) you may want to consider this guitar in your choices, however, if I could only have this guitar or my Gibson 335 Dot I would choose the 335, in my opinion it has a sweeter tone and is a little lighter. This guitar has a place in my collection and I really like it, but it is not for everyone.

This is a great Gibson Bb King Shop guitar. Just purchased on 6/13. You can’t really compare this guitar to other brands and should test it out often. The lucille is based on a es-345,355. There are some variations that give it BB’s own take, like the maple neck and lack of f holes. I think the veritone switch is a killer addition and allows for very good clean sounds. You will not notice a great deal of difference on the veritone switch between the middle and neck pickup switches, but there are subtle differences. As with any nitro finished gibson, expect the headstock to “peel” with the Gibson Bb King Shop inlays, and show typical gibson wear, along the fretboard edges and joints. Also, do not place a gibson nitro finish on a cheap stand or hanger with rubber, it will effect the finish of the nitro. After 20 years of playing and trying every guitar out there I would suggest this guitar to anyone looking for clean tones. I bought this one over a PRS and a Heritage. The Gibson humbuckers dirty up just fine, too. Great guitar, great neck (perfect size), typical Gibson build Gibson Bb King Shop quality (good or bad), very easy set ups and low action, could use locking tuners, and an over great guitar. Peace!