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Body
Species
Like the original ES-355 that the first Lucille model was based upon, the Gem Series B.B. King Lucille's body is made from laminated maple, which is a three-ply maple/poplar/maple wood stock. Body Species
Tonal Characteristics
The Gem Series B.B. King Lucille's semi-hollow body produces a deep, full resonance that nevertheless has plenty of snap and definition thanks to its maple body woods. Overall it offers an excellent blend of warmth and clarity.  
Design
The Gem Series B.B. King Lucille is built like the original Gibson ES-355, with a semi-hollow double-cutaway body and solid center block for enhanced sustain, but has no f-holes which helps combat feedback. Body Design
Available Finishes
Colors
Emerald, Amethyst, Sapphire, Ruby, Diamond Emerald Amethyst Sapphire Ruby Diamond
Process
Each Gem Series B.B. King Lucille is sprayed in its selected color, then finished in nitrocellulose lacquer in a process that insures minimum build up to retain a ringing, resonant instrument. The final coat is allowed to dry, then hand-buffed to a high-gloss texture.