Epiphone, the guitar brand for any stage, has announced the release of the new B.B. King Lucille. The company has teamed up with the B.B. King Music Company and created a highly accurate and historically sound replica of his beloved Lucille guitar. The guitar will be available on October 19th.
Epiphone’s Lucille series is inspired by blues legend B.B. King and his various Gibson ES models that he played over the years, which were all named Lucille.
“We are honored to celebrate the life and spirit of B.B. King with this very special addition to Epiphone’s Artist Collection,” says Mat Koehler, Head of Product Development, Gibson Brands. “This Inspired by Gibson Lucille captures the legendary look, feel and tone of Lucille with all the classic appointments including the 6-position Varitone switch for ultimate versatility.”
“It has been a pleasure working with the Gibson team in developing a new line of B.B. King Signature Lucille guitars,” says Vassal Benford, CEO and Chairman, B.B. King Music Company). “I am especially proud of the new Epiphone guitar and delivering a true work of art that will be broadly accessible, awakening B.B. King’s life and legacy to new artists. Gibson is a tremendous partner and they have demonstrated a sincere alignment with our mission to not only preserve the legacy of B.B. King, but to continue to grow his brand and expose a new generation of artists and fans to his music.”