New Epiphone Lucille model confirmed for October release as Gibson and B.B. King Music Company reaffirm partnership

B.B. King
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After it was confirmed by Emily Wolfe during an Instagram livestream earlier this year that a new Epiphone B.B. King Lucille model was on the way, Gibson has announced the electric guitar will be officially released next month.

The news was confirmed yesterday (September 16) – which marked King’s 96th birthday – with both Gibson and the B.B King Music Company reaffirming their commitment to preserving the legacy of the blues guitar icon by announcing the B.B King Legacy Initiative.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

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.