Blues legend Bb King is so desperate to find his lost dog LUCILLE, he's offering a signed guitar in return for information of her whereabouts.

The THRILL IS GONE singer is distraught following the two-year-old Maltese's disappearance 10 days ago (29JAN06), when she was being cared for by his co-manager Matthew Lieberman in Los Angeles.

Lieberman said in a statement yesterday: "We're not sure how she got out of the yard, perhaps a gate was ajar."

The New York Daily News reports the 80-year-old decided to offer the instrument as a reward after posters and visits to animal shelters failed to shed any light on Lucille's disappearance.