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B.B. King Lucille 2015
Artist-Caliber Tone with Customized-355 Looks
n/a
Adapted from the ES-355 to B.B. King's own specs, with superb dual-humbucker tone, top without f-holes, efficient fine tuning tailpiece, and top-of-the-line look.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Binding: 7-Ply (W-B-W-B-W-B-W)
 
Back
Wood Species: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Density: Plain
Binding: 3-Ply (W-B-W)
 
Rims
Species Wood: Maple, Poplar, Maple
Pieces: 3-Ply
Grade: Plain
Weight
Weight Relief:
Average Weight (body only): 2.3541 kg / 5.190 lbs
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The soundwaves resonate within the hollow airspace of the Maple veneered Body and throughout the solid glue joints.
 
Body Contour
Carve: ES (Semi-Hollow without F-Holes)
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 3
 
Details
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Profile: Traditional C
Thickness at Fret 1: 20.828 mm / .820"
Thickness at Fret 12: 24.384 mm / .960"
Other Materials: Franklin Titebond 50
Average Weight: 566.9905 gm / 1.250 lbs
 
Peg Head
Type: SP-2
Inlay: Mother of Pearl "Lucille"
Peg Head Binding: 5-Ply (W-B-W-B-W)
Silkscreen:
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The wood, construction, and headstock pitch all contribute greatly to the tone, aiding this guitar's exceptional sustain and depth, and yielding a resonance that can be felt right through the body
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 4 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge, Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: White
Material: Corian
Width: 4.2697 cm / 1.681"
Slots: E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches

e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Richlite
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
 
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 30.48 cm / 12 "
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.2697 cm / 1.681" @ nut, 5.6896 cm / 2.240" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: White
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Full Block
Material: Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: 22.479 mm x 27.6352 mm / 0.885" x 1.088"
Average Weight: 136.0777 gm / 4.800 oz
Finishes
Ebony
Color Code: EB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Ebony
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: 490R 490T
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5250 5250
Material of Wire (gauge): Enamel (42) Enamel (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm / 2.61" x 0.68 " 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 cm / 2.61" x 0.68 "
Coil Material: Lacquer coated copper Lacquer coated copper
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel Nickel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.52998 cm / 23.437 inches
Slug Material: Nickel Nickel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7495 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x 0.489" 4.7495 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187" x 0.489"
Magnet Material: Alnico II Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19 " 58.7375cm / 23.125 "
Magnet Dimensions: 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5" 6.35 cm x 1.27 mm / 2.5" x 0.5"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: Gold plated Gold plated
Qfactor: 5.62 5.62
ResistanceDC: 7.80k ohms 7.80k ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2715.71 Hz 2715.71 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Slightly overwound to give a traditional Humbucker tone with a touch of modern edge
Control Pocket Assembly Volume
Type: CTS 500K Linear
Peak Voltage: 1080V
Range: 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 100 ohms
 
  Tone VariTone
Type: CTS 500K Audio CTS DP6T
Peak Voltage: 1080V 250V
Range: 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 3/4 amp at 125 VAC
Resistance Tolerance: 500K +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 100 ohms .015 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022mf .022mF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Grover Tulip 102GKM
Material: Die cast alloy
Weight: 43.0913 gm / 1.52 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:1
Gear Type: Syncronized spur gear system
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Gold
Part numbers: 430-14168 / 430-14169
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4318mm / 0.017"
B: 0.3302mm / 0.013"
e: 0.2540mm / 0.010"
 
Bridge
Style: Tune-O-Matic
Material: Die cast alloy
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 430-10123
Weight: 61.235 gm / 2.16 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.2268 mm / 0.0483 inches
A: 0.9601 mm / 0.0378 inches
D: 0.6934 mm / 0.0273 inches
G: 0.4534 mm / 0.01785 inches
B: 0.3467 mm / 0.01365 inches
e: 0.2667 mm / 0.0105 inches
 
Tailpiece
Style: TP-6
Compensated: No
Material: Die Cast Zinc
Plating Specs: Gold
Part number: 430-11183
Weight: 113.3981 gm / 4.0 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono with dual tip contact (both pickups)
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Brass
Plating Specs:
Part numbers: 430-19521
Weight: 2.268 gm / 0.080 oz
Plastics
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Gold engraved "B.B. King"
Part Number: 430-19645
 
Knobs
Style: Black Speed Kobs
Part Number: 430-19267
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Black Plastic
Part Number: 380-1228
 
Switch Washer
Style: Gold Varitone
Part Number: 430-19302
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black
Part Number: 440-13850
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Black
 
Strap Locks: No
Tools:
 
Manual:
COA/Other: Gibson Memphis COA