B.b. King Auction Today

LOS ANGELES, CA (Ben Caxton) — B.B. King’s “Lucille” guitar and other personal property is up for auction online today. Julien’s Auctions is offering instruments, jackets, jewelry, awards, and other items including a black Gibson ES-345 limited edition guitar that Gibson gave to B.B. King on his 80th birthday. The headstock has “B.B. King 80” and a crown inlaid with mother-of-pearl and the back reads “Prototype One”. The guitar is accompanied by a hard leather case with “B.B. King” embroidered in gold and is valued at $80,000-$100,000. Other items include his Hollywood Walk of Fame plaque, a national Medal of Arts presented to King in 1990 by George H. W. Bush, his passport and Holy Bible.


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