LOS ANGELES (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Her name was “Lucille,” and there was only one man — B.B. King — that could make her sing… now she’s going on the auction block.
Julien’s Auctions announced Tuesday that King’s black Gibson ES-345 prototype guitar is among the items from his estate that will go up for bid on September 21.READ MORE: Secrets For Travelers During Surge In 'Revenge Travel'
According to the auction house, Gibson gave King the instrument for his 80th birthday. The headstock has “B.B. King 80” and a crown inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The guitar is estimated to be worth $80,000 to $100,000.
The National Medal of Arts that then President George H.W. Bush presented to King in 1990 is also up for auction. So are a touring van, jewelry and clothing belonging to the “King of the Blues”.READ MORE: DFW Area Shouldn't Have Problems With Gas Supply Or Prices Following Ransomware Attack On Pipeline
King last performed in Dallas, at the Winspear Opera House, in 2013.
The 15-time Grammy winner was 89 years old when he died in 2015.MORE NEWS: CBS 11 Obtains Exclusive Photos Of Teen Migrants Detained At Dallas Convention Center
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