A couple of weeks ago, I welcomed a new addition to my guitar family. Meet Lucille:
As you can see, Lucille is the Epiphone version of B.B. King’s signature Gibson guitar called Lucille. I’ve always loved the tone that B.B. gets live and on record, and when I was looking for a new guitar, I wanted something a little different than a Strat or a Les Paul. A hollow-body seemed to fit the bill.
One interesting feature of the Lucille guitars is a Vari-tone control. This feature provides 6 different tone settings that allow you to choose from different tones, even simulating single-coil tones. Another difference between the Lucille guitar and other hollow-bodies is that the Lucille guitar does not have f-holes, which helps reduce feedback.
I’ve only had the guitar for a few weeks, but so far I’ve been very pleased. I love the tone that the guitar produces, and it plays very smoothly. This guitar is pure blues!
Gary Grainger says
Guitar Playing Freak says
Dude, i absolutely love that guitar, im seriously jealous
Ooh and she’s a beauty! I hope you entered my competition on Guitar Noize seeing as you own the answer to the contest question!! 🙂
Thanks for the kind words! She is a beaut 🙂
Jon, I’m entered! Let’s hope I win!
I was wondering when she might show up. Very nice indeed!
Congratulations on a great buy. OK, your next post is going to have to be a sound video. I’m sure there are lots of us that would love to hear you play it.
@guitarstruck: Thanks for the kind words. I’m not set up yet to do any recording, but hopefully I will be soon!
Nice! But, listen, can you do a BB King blues face? http://igblog.wordpress.com/2007/03/19/show-me-da-blues-face/
@IG: No, I haven’t quite perfected my blues face 🙂