This custom-made guitar was built in 2000 and is exceptional in every respect. The most striking feature of this steelstring is the double cutaway. We named it Lucille because our customer wanted an acoustic adaptation of B. B. King's famous ES 347. Body, head and neck shape are based on this model. In addition, the headstock bears an abalone fleur-de-lis inlay. Abalone is also used for the purfling and an eagle at 12th fret.
The back is inspired by classical guitars with decorative maple purflings. The woods are also purely classic Rosewood and Spruce.
In relation to the age there are the usual signs of use. It has been fitted with new slim-jumbo frets by Sintoms and has undergone the usual wellness programme (e.g. fingerboard polished, bridge height checked, checked for cracks and nothing found, varnish cleaned). In the course of this work we applied a new set of Elixir Nanoweb 80/20.
Playability / Sound
Lucille features a flat string action and quick response. The transparent lean sound shines with good and tidy tone separation.
The bass of Lucille is deliberately kept modest in order to give free rein to the brilliant high and low-mid range, which continues into the highest trebles with a silvery, fine resonance.
Lucille is very suitable for all applications where an assertive guitar is needed, especially for solo playing and precise picking patterns. The already mentioned slim-jumbo frets make it especially capable of modern playing styles.
Lucille features the good old Mc Loud pickup with battery compartment in the side. The lady is dressed with an exclusive Meinel cowhide case.
|Neck:||Spanish Cedar, spanish constructed heel|
|Neck Width at Nut:||45 mm|
|Scale Length:||650 mm|
|Machine Heads:||Schaller M6, Ebony buttons|
|Finish:||Nitrocellulose, high gloss|
|Weight:||2,040 g including pickup|
|Case:||Meinel cowhide case|
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|Original Price:||DM 12,000.-|