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.
|Body||Laminated maple, Maple center block Neck/Profile|
|Scale/Nut Width||24 3/4"/1 11/16"|
|Binding||Multi-ply top and headstock , single-ply fingerboard and back|
|Pickups||490R Alnico magnet humbucker
490T Alnico magnet humbucker
|Controls||Two volume, two tone, three-way switch, six-position Varitone, stereo/mono jacks|