Gibson Introduces B.B. King "Live at the Regal" ES-335
The Gibson Custom Shop commemorates B.B. King's landmark album with a recreation of the '59 ES-335 that B.B. used at the time.
If you’re a fan of the blues, you know this line introduces B.B. King on his “Live at the Regal” album, one of the greatest live blues albums of all time. Recorded live at the Regal Theater in Chicago, this album captures the energy and excitement of a B.B. King concert and his iconic soulful playing.
The Gibson Custom Shop is proud to commemorate this landmark album and the legendary artist behind it with the B.B. King “Live at the Regal” ES-335. It recreates the unique 1959 ES-335 that B.B. used at the time, which was custom-ordered with an Argentine Grey sunburst finish, a Bigsby vibrato, and a Varitone switch. It also features Grover "Milk Bottle" Rotomatic tuners, pearl dots to cover the stop bar holes, and nitrocellulose dot inlays on the rosewood fretboard. Top and back are made of a 3-ply maple-poplar-maple combination, solid-maple centerblock, an Authentic '59 Medium C-shape mahogany neck paired with an Indian rosewood fretboard, and it comes with a set of unpotted Custombuckers. The hardware and nitrocellulose lacquer finish has been expertly aged by the Murphy Lab. Only 100 of these very special guitars have been handcrafted by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, Tennessee. A Custom Shop Lifton hardshell case and certificate of authenticity are also included. $9,999.00.
More info at gibson.com.
- Tuning Up: B.B. King’s Adventures in Kicking Nervousness’ Ass ›
- Deep Blues: Turnarounds of the Masters ›
- B.B. King’s Stolen ‘Lucille’ Found and Returned ›