B.B. King’s Famed “Lucille” Guitar Going Up For Auction
The great B.B. King passed away in 2015 but his rule as "The King Of Blues" continues to this day. The 15 time Grammy winner has many classic tracks and most of them were done with his prized sweetheart guitar "Lucille".
If you have a couple hundred thousand dollars laying around you can be "Lucille's" new owner. According to The Associated Press, King's black Gibson ES-345 prototype guitar is among the items from his estate that will go up for bid on Sept. 21.
Julien's Auctions will be auctioning off the famed guitar and other items including his touring van, jewelry, clothing and the National Medal of Arts that President George H.W. Bush presented to King in 1990.
Of course "Lucille" is the crown jewel of the auction. Gibson gave King the guitar for his 80th birthday and its already expected to fetch somewhere between $80,000 to $100,000 according to the auction service.