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

Fingerboard/Inlay: Ebony/Pearl block

Scale/Nut Width: 24 3/4″/1 11/16″

Binding: Multi-ply top and headstock , single-ply fingerboard and back

Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-o-matic/TP-6

Hardware: Gold

Pickups: 490R Alnico magnet humbucker, 490T Alnico magnet humbucker

Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch, six-position Varitone, stereo/mono jacks

Finish: Cherry, Ebony