Gibson B.B. King Lucille
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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 5 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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MGR/Alejandro Cortese03/26/2004

MGR/Alejandro Cortese's review"Gibson B.B King Lucille"

Gibson B.B. King Lucille
I bought this guitar about a year ago online at music123 for $1750.00 because I wanted a guitar that was great quality and something I could play rock and blues on.

I love this guitar for it's great quality. It's got spectacular hardware, including some of the best humbuckers I've ever tried. Great neck action, but you might want to change the strings to a lighter guage. Also, it has the truely awesome Gibson pros; the great headstock, extremely solid tone, and the classic bridge. This semi-hollow body guitar is the best of the best. Come-on! B.B. King even uses it!

It's a little expensive, but it's worth every penny.

it's all explained in the likes.

This is a great guitar for all types of music.

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xmic's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" VERSATILE ..."

Gibson B.B. King Lucille
Gibson Lucille ... "BB King".

A selector pickups: neck or bridge or combination of both.
Two volume knobs and acute (one of each for each micro ... as always with Gibson).
The bridge has a "fine-tune" (allows tuning "fine" with the right hand).
A 5-position rotary switch (I think) used to filter the sound (at each step the sound loses a little more thickness).

It is made in the United States but for the rest, I can not say that they are fitted to the microphones that, what is the timber (body, neck ...) and the mechanical model.


His grip is instantaneous.

The handle is very nice, "comfortable" even.
Access to treble is much easier than on a Les Paul (you can access the "LA" without playing fakirs) but less than a SG (or even the "If" is accessible without spraining a wrist).

Its weight is reasonable even if in reality it is quite heavy: it is perfectly balanced.
When I against you, I did not feel like a big hand in the guitar. It handles easily and forms seem made to fit those of the person who plays ... Super.

Nothing to say about the mechanics, it do their job and do it perfectly.

The fine-tune, although dispensable, is ultimately a really nice touch.


The guitar sounds perfectly clear sound-even if it is not where I expect this kind of Gibson.
It even has a superb round in his position micro "serious".

It really takes off in the sounds and crunchy (very) nice surprise, it sounds particularly good in his (s) saturated (s). Or better for my taste (no body) that my Les Paul Standard (92).
Best of all, is to sustain the appointment ... so much so that my Les Paul often tends to remain on its stand.
I play with either a field, a Bassman, or a one Tremolux Engl "Savage" and each time it seems to fit the amp on which branch a treat (even if his low round and generous virtually disappear on the field).


I use it for several years (she is 90).
I use other guitars, Telecaster Custom, Telecaster reissue 52, Gibson SG (end 60), Gretsch, etc. ... - I also compared with a Les Paul Custom 71, and my Lucille is still largely in my favorites.
It is simple, accurate sounds, round ... and versatility is stirring.

The only thing I'm not "fan" is the rotator. I only used to virtually nothing and aesthetically it is not, in my view, what is most beautiful on this skyscraper.
Otherwise, it's all good and it is more beautiful.

To have tried and used "by chance" in the studio (loan from a friend) long ago, since then I have always dreamed of having a Lucille to me. Since she arrived (there are 2 or 3 years) in my harem guitar, it has lost none of its attractions, on the contrary, the dream continues.

Its versatility, flexibility, mouth, ergonomics and especially make HER a choice that this guitar more than advisable to be little we do the test.

tomy33's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson B.B. King Lucille
See site features Gibson, mine in 1998.
Some smaller defects finish, not too normal on a Gibson Custom Shop, but it is unfortunately common. Well, I quibble a bit because it's really minor, but it's still a Custom Shop!


The handle is very nice, it's a chouille about the same as my Les Paul Custom.
Access is easy to acute and ergonomics of the guitar is good. The micro switch is next to portada volume / tone, as on a Start. Personally, I am not using the switch is actually a filter. I use the microphones as they are, without filtering. The weight is very correct, nothing to do with a Les Paul, for example.

When the sound is not complicated, and you plug you play. In his clear, you can do jazz, crunch, it's perfect for Blues and saturated, incredible, I play without problem of Led Zep. Of course, the rock sound is less punchy than the LP Custom, but it's pretty convincing anyway.


As written above, I play a bit of everything, especially Blues and Rock and it is perfect. For the Blues, and it is perfect for rock is good too
I play with a Mesa Boogie F30 lamps. Its clear -> clear channel and gain to 11.00, its crunch -> clean channel and gain at 14:00, his Led Zep -> overdrive channel and gain to 11.00.
I love the crunch sound of this guitar is terrible
On a Blues Junior, it's great.


I have this guitar for 2 years and I find this guitar very versatile, especially lighter than my LP Custom.
I love the sound of this guitar, perfect in its register Blues.
I do it again this election without flinching. I advise everyone to try the blues one day this guitar is a better choice different from 335.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson B.B. King Lucille
Factory in usa, it's very well finished gibson, black and gold hardware, wide enough lumberjack handle must have big pogne touches in beautiful ebony


Very good access to acute, the sound is not your finger sir bb king


Tres guitar blues jazz or rock, I use it for some very rock sounds and it takes way brit rock density
or velvet undeground
all sounds are possible, but you have to like the neck width nothing to do with a Les Paul


I possesses over 15 years, and I've played with but every little I wanted to sell it I could not re-sign me do you want it and she deserves lucille

GuillaumeF's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson B.B. King Lucille
Made in America

Complete information on the site of Gibson (

Mine is Cherry with original signature of the Grand Master.


- The handle is it fun?
Well it's a Gibson thin. It is more solid than my Les Paul Florentine, but it is enjoyable to play. In any case I love the feel of pearl on ebony.

- Access to acute (recent freight) is it easy?
As easy as on a Gibson ...

- Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?
The body is very large and bulky enough guitar - but it is also precisely what gives the "touch". Weight is important, but I'm a big boy ...

- Gets it easy to sound good? ...
The Gibson's, which remains for me the best. Available through the phase switch positions 5 x 3 = 18 microphone positions positions that give an interesting palette to find exactly what you're looking. It can switch from one mode to a rhythmic mode lead to having to touch the volume pots.


- They are suitable to your style of music?
I play rock, blues, funk and jazz. The guitar fits perfectly.

- With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
I play on a line 6 Vetta HD with a 4 * 12 of the same brand. But happiness - even if a head lamp to give me a more interesting grain.

- What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
In his clear, it sounds really warm and clear, as Gibson knows it. Perfect for the James Brown funk. I really in crunch blues sound perfect. In addition to using the phase swith, I can easily emulate a single coil sound - so you need the whole range. Super saturated, it goes with précisision not that of my Ibanez (the output level is not extreme), but it sounds great. I will leave one's AC / DC good years (1976-1984) fingers in the nose!

- What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?


- How long have you use it?
I've had two weeks now and I use it as a second guitar. It will take the lead on blues songs, for sure.

- What is so special that you like most and least?
I love the face and sound.

- How would you rate the quality / price?
Good value.

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...