Based on Bob Marley’s at-home, songwriting guitar, the Guild A-20 Marley is a worthy tribute to the reggae legend. Many of Marley’s hits through the seventies were written on his Guild Madeira acoustic guitar. The A-20 Marley reintroduces Marley’s beloved dreadnought to the world along with a few modern appointments.
Built with a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides, the full-bodied and powerful tone of this dreadnought provides Marley fans and songwriters alike with an easy-to-play, well-balanced acoustic guitar.
The C-shaped neck with 25 ½” scale length allows for a relaxed and comfortable feel. Unique features include a vintage-correct, flat, round-cornered headstock with vintage Guild script logo, custom pickguard with Bob Marley signature, and a MARLEY script inlay on the 12th fret.
Additional features include a pau ferro fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, and a matte polyurethane finish. Available in Natural. As a continuation of Bob Marley’s love for music and planet, the guitar includes a premium Marley X Guild gig bag made from recycled nylon.
Additionally, Guild has partnered with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every Marley guitar made. The included booklet contains the history of Marley’s Guild Madeira, first-hand stories from his family, details on how the A-20 Marley was made, and official chords for one of Bob Marley’s biggest hits. Three custom guitar picks display a lion and Guild G-Shield in gold ink. Finally, an exclusive poster featuring Bob Marley and his original Guild is included to commemorate the legacy of one of the world’s greatest songwriters.
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Binding: Black ABS
Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X
Soundhole Diameter: 3 7/8″ (98mm)
Rosette: Madeira Pattern Black and White ABS
Purfling Inlay: White / Black / White / Black / White ABS
Pickguard: Madeira Shape – Black with Gold Marley Signature
Scale Length: 25 1/2″ (648 mm)
Neck Shape: C Shape
Nut Width: 1 3/4″ (44.5 mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret: 20 mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret: 24 mm
Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius: 16″ (406 mm)
Fingerboard Inlays: 6 mm Dots with Marley 12th Fret – Pearloid
Fingerboard Inlay Location: 5, 7 (x2), 9, 12 (Marley), 15, 17
Frets Total: 20
Finish Colour: Natural (NAT)
Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Truss Rod: Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench: 4 mm Allen Key
Bridge Material: Pau Ferro
Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8″ (54 mm)
Bridge Pins: Ivory Colored Plastic
Saddle Material: Compensated Bone
Nut Material: Bone
Strings: D’Addario EXP16 – Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 – .053)
Gig Bag: Included
Upper Bout Width: 11 5/8″ (295 mm)
Lower Bout Width: 15 3/4″ (400 mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout: 3 3/4″ (95 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout: 4 3/4″ (121 mm)
Body Length: 19 3/4″ (502 mm)
Overall Length: 42″ (1067 mm)