Epiphone Signature B.B. King Lucille
- Colour / Finish: Ebony
- Technology: Semi-Hollow Body
- Body Shape: ES Shape
- Strings: 6 string
- Neck construction: Set in neck
- Frets: 22
- Scale Length: 24,75" (62,87 cm)
- Body Material: Maple
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlays: Block inlays
- Pickup Configuration: H-H (2x Humbucker)
- Pickup Selector Switch: 3 way toggle
- Controls: 2x volume, 2x tone
- Bridge / Tremolo: Tune-O-Matic
- Hardware: Gold
Epiphone Signature B.B. King Lucille · Electric Guitar
Epiphone launched their first jazz guitars in 1931 and soon established as serious competition for Gibson. The marketing expert Epi Stathopoulo gave each instrument a proper name such as "Broadway" instead of a straightforward model number in order to ensure that these high-quality instruments get the image they deserve right from the beginning. Epi invented the name "Masterbilt Series" for this group of guitars in order to attract attention and to set himself apart from his competitors, who were more focussed on tradition.
Epiphone perfectly accentuate their strengths with the Thinline Series, which includes a wide range of models with different features in all price ranges. The models “John Lennon Casino” and John Lee Hooker” are the most popular Thinline Series Models.
When Gibson launched the ES-335 in 1958, it was huge success. It´s a blend of a hollowbody and a solidbody guitar and that´s its hallmark. The body of the ES-335 has a solid centre sustain block, while the resonance body is limited to two hollow side wings. The advantage of this design should be obvious: The risk of feedback in connection with high volumes is reduced significantly. The ES-335 has a double cutaway design, which was also known as “Mickey Mouse Ears”, to improve playability. Today the ES-335 has established as a true classic and Epiphone have a range of interesting models to offer.
Features at a glance:
- Colour: Ebony (Schwarz)
- Body: Back, sides and top made of maple
- Neck: Mahogany, set-in
- Fretboard: Palisander, 22 frets
- Pickups: 2 Humbuckers
- Hardware: Gold
- Bridge: Fixed bridge
- Switches/Controls: 2 Volume controls, 2 Tone controls, Varitone Control, switch for pickup selection
Epiphone have been in the business for 125 years now. Epaminondas Stathopoulos is the founder and namesake of Epiphone. He has already obtained his first patent when he was only 24 years old. The history of Epiphone has also been shaped greatly by the brilliant guitarist Les Paul experimenting in the Epiphone factory to design the first solid body electric guitar in 1941. Today Epiphone stand for both innovative guitar design and for excellent yet affordable replicas of true guitar classics.
Epiphone also has signature models in its repertoire, these are manufactured according to the specifications of well known musicians. The Signature models mostly differ in appearance and features compared to the standard models. This series is intended for all guitarists who want to play an instrument designed by their guitar heroes at a reasonable price.
Electric Guitar · Epiphone Signature B.B. King Lucille
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