Epiphone finally launches eagerly awaited B.B. King Lucille model

Epiphone B.B. King Lucille
(Image credit: Epiphone)

After it was initially teased way back in February earlier this year, and after Gibson announced it was headed for an October release date, Epiphone has finally unveiled the much-awaited B.B. King Lucille electric guitar.

Described as a “lovingly crafted tribute” to the late blues guitar legend, Epiphone’s Lucille aims to emulate the tone and feel of King's original six-string, while also equipping some more modern hardware appointments.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.