Epiphone B.B. King Lucille

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Epiphone B.B. King Lucille Ebony; ES-335 electric guitar; body: 5-ply. laminated maple; neck: maple; fingerboard: ebony (diospyros crassiflora); neck mount: set; neck shape: rounded c; inlays: pearloid blocks; 22 frets; nut width: 43 mm (1,69"); scale: 629 mm (24,76"); pickguard: black; pickups: alnico classic pro (bridge), alnico classic pro (neck); controls: 2x volume, 2 x tone, 6-position varitone switch; bridge: Epiphone locktone tune-o-matic with TP-6 stop bar tailpiece; hardware finish: gold; tuners: Grover rotomatic with Keystone buttons; incl. softlight case; colour: ebony

Artist BB King
Colour Black
Style ES-Style
Body Maple, Laminated
Neck Maple
Fretboard Ebony
Frets 22
Scale 629 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Bag No
available since October 2021
Item number 525245
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Top Maple, Laminated
£749
Free shipping incl. VAT
In stock within 14-18 weeks
In stock within 14-18 weeks

This item is expected back in stock soon and can then be shipped immediately.

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This is a Keeper!
Barryf 27.10.2021
Just arrived this morning. Wow! Really impressed. My (possibly inaccurate) scales put it at 4.2Kg - it has a great weight in the hand, solid feeling but not a dead weight.

The fit and finish are pretty flawless, a really nice job. Frets are actually quite shiny with little of the usual scratchiness of new Epi's. The neck is perfect - same profile as my Epi '59 which I love. The ebony fretboard is very nice. The Grover tuners are very smooth. All the hardware feels and looks top-notch.

Out of the box the action, intonation are more than acceptable. I'll be quite happy to just tune it up and play away until I get around to doing a setup.

I took a chance on this. Always fancied a 335, but the neck "lottery" put me off as different years' of Gibsons all have differing profiles. I like a decently chunky neck and that was one of the features described for Lucille. Very glad I clicked that button!

The Epilite case is also impressive. No worries moving it around in that.

All in all, yeah. I will be holding on to this, and highly recommend it to anyone.

Great service from Thomann as usual. Arrived at my door in Ireland well (double) packaged 6 days after ordering.
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Hard to beat for the money!
bluezmaniak 15.12.2021
Pretty good guitar for the money. I believe it really depends on your frame of reference, but a solid alternative to ES-335 and clones. Is it as good? I don't think so. Does it capture the magic without breaking the bank? Most probably.

What really gives this one away is the build quality. Looks like the real thing from a distance, but closer inspection gives away the "made in China" vibe.

Definitely recommended for King fans on a budget. If looking for a top quality instrument you should look at pricier options.
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