It just wouldn’t be Lucille without humbuckers, and the Gibson Memphis B.B. King Lucille 2018 is spec’d with a matched 490 pickup set. Naturally, these pickups really shine when pumping out fat, snarling blues. They are delightfully responsive, though — simply roll back the volume, and they clean up beautifully. The electronics setup features the traditional 3-way toggle pickup selector and 4-pot configuration that gives you independent control of each pickup’s volume and tone. A stereo Varitone circuit allows for pre-set frequency “maps” that you can dial in with the flick of a switch. All of which means Lucille can serve up any electric guitar tone you could ever need. From blues and jazz to rock and country; from chimey rhythm parts to blistering leads — and everything in between — Lucille delivers.