In a collaboration with the King family trust, Gibson has announced a limited edition Alpine white ‘Lucille’ ES-335. In revealing the new guitar Gibson named the late B.B. King a ‘legacy artist’ and stated that there would be an ongoing partnership with the family trust to develop new products.
Gibson has revealed an Alpine White ‘Lucille’ ES-355. The guitar was built in collaboration with the King family trust and signifies an ongoing relationship.
The new ES-355 comes with a similar ‘Stereo Varitone setup’ to which B.B. King himself used. The pickups included in the new guitar are Gibson 490R and 490T humbuckers, perfect for those delicate blues licks we all know and love.
Aesthetic changes include an engraved bridge pickup cover, engraved truss rod cover and mother of pearl headstock and neck inlays. Other tweaks include a TP-6 Fine Tune Tailpiece, gold hardware and a multi-ply bound tortoiseshell pickguard.
“Throughout musical history, there has never been a guitar associated with one musician quite like blues legend B.B. King and his beloved Lucille… Gibson is proud to partner with the B.B. King Family Trust to bring this special limited edition of the iconic ‘Lucille’ to guitar players and fans.
Today we are building on our legacy of craftsmanship and innovation as Gibson continues to shape the sounds of generations for years to come,” stated Gibson’s Chief Merchant Officer Cesar Gueikian.
For more information take a look at Gibson’s product page.