Who Am I? Week #39

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Welcome to the 39th week of the infamous "Who Am I?", the game where I give out a daily clue to an object and you have to guess it. The winner gets a chunk of my gratitude.

This week's subject is a THING.

CLUE #1: I was once presented to the Pope.
 

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Semi wins!

It is Lucille, the Gibson guitar that is played by legendary bluesman BB King.

In 1949 while playing a gig in Twist, AR, the dance hall where he was playing burst into flames when two men knocked over a barrel filled with kerosene, which was used to heat the building. The building quickly burst into flames and everybody evacuated. However, King's guitar was still in the building, and it was all he really had. So, he rushed in, grabbed the guitar and he and the guitar survived by the skin of their teeth. A day after the fire, King found out that it was caused by two men arguing over a young woman named Lucille, so he named his guitar after her to remind him not to do something as stupid ever again.

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