1996 Gibson BB King Lucille with Cherry Finish ID-9219
1996 Gibson BB King Lucille with Cherry Finish
This 1996 Gibson BB King Lucille with Cherry Finish is in good condition. It has some finish checking and finish separation from the binding throughout. It has minor fretwear and the original hardshell case which is rough condition. We have attempted to capture most of the wear in the detailed photos.
B.B. King’s “Lucille” is legendary, perhaps the most beloved artist’s guitar of all time, and a true icon of the blues. Gibson Memphis honor’s the “Lucille” with the B.B. King Signature, a luxurious take on the ES-355 format tricked out to the tastes of the King of the Blues himself.
An elegant semi-acoustic updated for the demands of contemporary professionals, this guitar has the classic lines and deluxe appointments of the top-of-the-range ES model, with B.B.’s own preference for no f-holes in the top, all with the switching versatility of the great ES-355s. Crafted to full Gibson Memphis quality, dressed in a stunning Ebony finish with gold hardware, this is a 100% American-made celebration that you’ll want to be a part of.
Dues are paid to this landmark anniversary with a mother-of-pearl “Lucille” inlay in the peghead veneer and gold-engraved “65 Years” in the truss-rod cover. Mother-of-pearl block inlays, multi-ply body binding and bound tortoise pickguard extend the “custom” look, while 490R and 490T humbuckers in the neck and bridge respectively take it all home via the sonic switcheroo of Gibson’s 6-way Varitone and stereo output.
- Serial: 94016346
- Top Wood: Laminate Maple
- Back Wood: Laminated Maple
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Scale: 24 3/4"
- Year: 1996
- Inlays: MOP Blocks
- Neck Wood: 3 Piece Maple Neck
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Bridge: TP6 Fine Tune Stop Bar tailpiece
- Tuners: Gibson Gold Enclosed Tuners
- Purfling: B/W
- Body Binding: White
- Fretboard Binding: White
- Headstock Binding: White
- Pickguard: Tortoise Style
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Headstock Inlay: MOP Gibson Lucille
- Frets To Body: 20
- Neck Profile: C Shape
- Pickup(s): Gibson Humbuckers with Alnico Magnets
- Pickup Controls: Trad four-knob control section expanded exponentially with 6-way Varitone switch and stereo output.
- Case: Original Hardshell Case Included