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Play like B. B. King!

This Lucille from 1998 originates from an estate an has been carefully revised by us.

It includes cleaning and refurbishing the finish, cleaning the fingerboard and frets, polishing and oiling, adjusting the neck and bridge, re-filing the saddle and applying new strings. Of course the entire electrical system was cleaned and tested too.

The B. B. King Lucille was specifically made by Gibson according to B. B. King's specifications. In doing so, it differs only slightly from Gibson's  legendary ES-335 which features F-holes.

While with the newer models the fingerboard is made of a plastic-like material called Richlite, this one has an Ebony fingerboard.

The cover of the truss rod bears the golden letters "B.B. King". Likewise the tulip-shaped machine buttons are golden. The fingerboard is completely decorated with block inlays of mother of pearl.

Lucille has 2 volume controls, 2 tone controls, a 3-way pickup switch, and a Vari-Tone switch as well as a stereo output jack.

This vintage model is very well preserved, electrically perfect, has a low string action and very good playability.

The original invoice is available. It also comes with the original case.

Stoll Guitars, Germany  

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Christian Stoll
Stoll Guitars
German & English
Handmade acoustic guitars, basses, ukuleles
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Handicraft - Made in Germany

We value clean and high quality handicraft and selected materials. Thereby we pursue the concept of quality "Made in Germany". All of our guitars are made of solid tonewood. Before processing these valuable tonewoods we keep them in our workshop for years to dry slowly, as it is best for their determination.

Natural Materials

Our bindings are made of wood, nut and bridge are made of bone and dots and inlays are of mother of pearl.Small SeriesOur guitars (standard models) are built in small series of maximum 4 pieces. In this way, we save time and can still control the technical quality of our work. and keep the technical quality of our work fully under control. we combine time-saving work with the best possible view of the technical quality of our work.

Quality From the Start

Even with our entry-level models, we set high standards of quality. Good sound, good workmanship and solid tonewoods here are also a must, as in the upper price ranges.

Economical Calculation

Most of our woods we buy directly in the country of origin. We also dispense with expensive glossy brochures. The benefits we grant to you.

Enjoyment of Work

Only those who have pleasure in their work, do it good and conscientious. Therefore, all our employees, including the trainees, have their own field of responsibility, which is regularly reviewed and is growing with the acquired skills. By doing this we constantly give new challenges which makes work interesting and varied. This applies also to our

Concept of Education

From the very first day we confront our apprentices with the real life of a luthier. Instead of sweeping the workshop they learn to build guitars from the start. Firstly with a lot of support and control, over time more independently they build our entry-level models Primera and PT59. By this concept we are able to offer entry-level guitars in the classical section under and in  the steel string section slightly above 1,000 Euros.In advanced level of training, the apprentices are then successively introduced to the premium quality guitars. Accordingly the availability of Primera and PT59 is reduced. Economically, Environmentally, Politically Correct.

For a handmade guitar from a local luthier you invest 100% of your money in the quality of the instrument, while the price of guitars from overseas is more than 50% of costs for transportation and middlemen. Short transport routes and the production under European environmental standards is environmentally friendly and reduces carbon emissions.  By investing in a local quality product you will not only add value by over 100% but help to maintain our quality of life.



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