In 1964, after much begging, my parents finally relented and bought me my first Rolling Stones album. The music got loud after that and I was hooked for life. Soon thereafter I read a magazine article where the Stones talked about their heroes--Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, BB King, Howling Wolf and lots of the great Chicago and Delta blues stars who influenced just about any aspiring rock or blues guitar player or singer since the 1950s.
Fast forward to last year: I go in a local home and there is an original 1992 Gibson, BB King electric guitar, "Lucille" with the King of the Blues autograph on it! This was right after BB passed away, so it was one thing to have a Gibson "Lucille" in my hands but it was amazing that he had signed it and it had never been played. The owner had bought it in a charity fundraiser in the mid 1990's and like a lot of us, he was ready to sell and travel lighter.
It's in the signature black finish with gold plated hardware and mint condition. Imagine my delight when I first opened the case, pulled back the satin liner and there it was! All of us who love stuff and collect obviously have our preferences for what we love. I just happen to get as excited about BB King and a guitar as I would a great piece of Southern, Americana, folk art or any beautiful object. I consider myself a stuff omnivore - but I don't have a dilemma, I've been in a 12 step program for loving stuff all my life and I never expect to graduate!
So, if you're interested in owning a piece of American musical history that you can play an E chord on then check the BB King guitar out on the "For Sale" page of our website.