Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
King gradually developed one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles. He borrowed from Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise and complex vocal-like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarists’ vocabulary. His economy and phrasing has been a model for thousands of players. King has mixed blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a unique sound. In King’s words, “When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille.” and the bb king gibson lucille guitar developed his loyal partner.
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” of the gibson es 335 bb king are hollow, and the top has two violin-style f-holes over the hollow chambers.
There is the specs about the bb king gibson lucille guitar:
Body type Semi-hollow
Neck joint Set
Scale 24.75 in (629 mm)
Body maple (plywood); usually maple center block
Neck mahogany on most models in most periods; sometimes maple
Fretboard rosewood on most models, ebony on some
And some features about the magic bb king es 335:
Laminated Maple Top, Back and Rims
Three-piece maple neck with Gibson’s traditional rounded profile
Gold hardware, metal tulip tuners, a Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge and TP-6 tailpiece
Two volume, two tone knobs, and a three-way selector switch, Vari-tone switch, and both stereo and mono jacks
Includes case, custom care kit and certificate of bb king gibson guitar authenticity
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