Lucille is on auction with a hard leather case with “BB King” embroidered in gold.
Julien’s Auctions will on September 21 online auction assets of BB King, the legendary King of the Blues, with the most coveted item being King’s black Gibson ES-345 “Lucille” guitar presented to him by Gibson Guitars on his 80th birthday.
Lucille is on auction with a hard leather case with “BB King” embroidered in gold and is estimated to fetch up to $100000 (more than R1.5million).
In 1949, the legend of the Lucille guitar was born when a fire broke out during a neighbourhood brawl and King went into a burning building to save the guitar.
When he discovered the brawl was over a woman named Lucille, he named his guitar after her.