Epiphone BB King Lucille Ebony

Electric GuitarFor B.B. King, she is the love of his life: the Gibson 355 Lucille. Epiphone is now offering a version at a really attractive price but that still gets the sound of the master succesfully across - assuming you have also a bit of feeling for the old blues. The basic sound is round and fat but slimmer sounds can also be employed with the VariTone control, which is a nice addition to the normal pots and which many guitarists (wrongly, we think) simply dismiss as 'dull-sounding' and ignore. To achieve yourself the typical B.B. sound you'll need: a fairly turned up, yet rather clean tube amp, both pickups on, and both volume pots turned so far backwards until the guitar "sings" without distorting.

  • B.B. King Lucille Model
  • Design: Semi-acoustic
  • Bottom, sides and top are made of maple
  • Set-in neck from maple
  • Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Block inlays
  • Pickups: 2 Humbuckers with VariTone control
  • Gold hardware
  • 2 Jack outputs: Mono or stereo with a separate output for neck and bridge pickups
  • Tailpiece: TP-6 fine tuning bridge
  • Colour: Ebony Black
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  • Blues
  • Funk
  • Indie
  • Jazz

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Colour Black
Body Maple
Top Maple
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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Sparky, 28.06.2014
I love this guitar ... just to look at is almost enough, build quality is superb and while I usually don't like to order guitars online without playing them, I took a chance as Thomann have never sent me anything that is substandard.

The action was great out of the packing but I made a few tweaks to suit me, I play with 10 gauge strings, mainly Blues, Light Rock and bluff my way at simple Jazz!

What I would really recommend is if you like the Gibson Lucille at loads more dosh ... buy the Epi and stick some decent pick ups fitted, I put in SD 57 neck and Pearly Gates Bridge.

I've played the Gibson and my Epi together - and while you can tell the difference using then vari-tone (the Epi is OK but you lose way too much volume) just playing flat or with the vari-tone at 1 or 2 ... if there is a difference it's not over a grands worth. There's too much emphasis and kudos on the name over quality and if you're on a budget, go for the Epi,

Semi solid tone, very little feed back.
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JeffreyM, 03.07.2014
This guitar is awesome, both in quality,playability price and sound. The action is the best I have ever played and is on parr with my Gibson Midtown. Epiphone have really come up in the world for quality instruments.This review also goes for my Dot and EJ-200 CE Acoustic. Customer service is second to none and will continue to shop with Thomann.
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