lucille with bigsby

Discussion in 'Other Gibsons' started by idlewild south, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. idlewild south

    idlewild south V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    951
    Likes Received:
    135
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Anyone got a pic of a Lucille with a Bigsby;I cannot find one.
     
  2. idlewild south

    idlewild south V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    951
    Likes Received:
    135
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    So if I bigsby my Lucille I will be unique?Or at least the only guy around here with a hernia and a bad back?
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    386
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Never seen one with a bigsby.
     
  4. guitarguru

    guitarguru Senior Member

    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    me either
     
  5. coldsteal2

    coldsteal2 V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    37,066
    Likes Received:
    14,410
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Lots of 335's with Bigsbys but cant find a 345 with one
     
  6. MIDNIGHT

    MIDNIGHT V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    33
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    +1 .. haven't seen one.. there might really be one somewhere out there though.. ;)

    :hippie:
     
  7. mmcquain

    mmcquain V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    5,126
    Likes Received:
    5,725
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    :):rofl: - yep, a Lucille with a Bigsby would certainly make for a "big boy" (spelling heavy) guitar I would think. As for the bad back - you're not alone on that one - lots of us can feel it when we strap on a true solid body Les Paul vs. a chambered one, etc. I know my back ain't what it used to be 20 years ago!
     
  8. chrisj1602

    chrisj1602 Senior Member

    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    151
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    I saw one on ebay, but it still had the tailpiece on it, reversed, with the strings going straight through. Looked ok though. There's plenty of pics with the 355 and bigsby, which is essentially what a Lucille is....
    [​IMG]
     
  9. lp59aholicDon

    lp59aholicDon V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    5,206
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    yeah essentially yes, but missing a few key differences, the pictured 355 has no veritone switch, Lucilles have two inputs, one stereo and one mono
    Coldsteal Keep your eyes on Ebay, I have seen a 345 or two with Bigsby's there
     
  10. steven21042

    steven21042 Member

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Another huge difference is NO F Holes.
     
    icantbuyafender likes this.
  11. shotgunlew

    shotgunlew V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    4,021
    Likes Received:
    61
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    I think it would own with a bigsby...until you put it on your back and played...
     
  12. idlewild south

    idlewild south V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    951
    Likes Received:
    135
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    I am thinking about a full blown mod.Bigsby,57 classics,no varitone,50's wiring,locking tuners,RSkit.Maybe no locking tuners,but I hate the factory pos and the tp6.
     
  13. Liam

    Liam V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    5,901
    Likes Received:
    2,330
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    I'm almost certain they were in the price list about 15 years back, but of course that doesn't mean they made any.

    (Or possibly not. No references to them I can find. Lucilles were a bargain 15 years back. What happened to the prices?)
     
  14. idlewild south

    idlewild south V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    951
    Likes Received:
    135
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Gibson marketing figured out they were blowing out 355'S at firesale prices.Forget the F holes and the access plate.The same reason they wised up on the 333's versus a satin 335. I got both;happy camper.:applause:
     
  15. steven21042

    steven21042 Member

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Thought I'd post a Bealle Street Blue Lucy pic..sorry, self indulgence:shock:[​IMG]
     
  16. idlewild south

    idlewild south V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    951
    Likes Received:
    135
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Beautiful guitar,Steven;more pics?
     
  17. steven21042

    steven21042 Member

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Lemme work on that. Close ups?..back, front???
     
  18. loneguitar

    loneguitar Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,421
    Likes Received:
    130
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Beautiful ladies, congrats and thanks for sharing
     
  19. idlewild south

    idlewild south V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    951
    Likes Received:
    135
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Better idea of the blue is what I meant.
     
  20. steven21042

    steven21042 Member

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Not sure if I got this right..:(

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Just can't seem to get the plaintop's character.
     

Share This Page