Guild A-20 Marley, Solid Spruce Dreadnought Steel String Guitar from The Westerly Collection
Guild A-20 Marley, Solid Spruce Guitar from The Westerly Collection
Guild Guitars and the Marley family unite to bring back the guitar Bob Marley used at home in Kingston, Jamaica as his primary songwriting guitar through the Seventies.
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.
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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.
From The Westerly Collection
The Westerly Collection pays homage to Guild’s early history renowned for exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and the introduction of many beloved Guild acoustics. Inspired by this golden era, the Guild Westerly Collection carries on the tradition of impeccable workmanship and unwavering excellence by incorporating high-quality materials and classic Guild designs into each instrument.
|Body Shape||D - Dreadnought|
|Body Top||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Top Bracing Pattern||Scalloped X|
|Soundhole Diameter||3 7/8" (98mm)|
|Rosette||Madeira Pattern Black and White ABS|
|Top Purfling Inlay||White / Black / White / Black / White ABS|
|Body Binding||Black ABS|
|Scale Length||25 1/2" (648mm)|
|Neck Shape||C Shape|
|Nut Width||1 3/4" (44.5mm)|
|Neck Thickness 1st Fret||20mm|
|Neck Thickness 9th Fret||24mm|
|Truss Rod||Dual Action|
|Truss Rod Wrench||4mm Allen Key|
|Fingerboard Material||Pau Ferro|
|Fingerboard Radius||16" (406mm)|
|Fingerboard Inlays||6mm Dots with Marley 12th Fret - Pearloid|
|Fingerboard Inlay Location||5, 7 (x2), 9, 12 (Marley), 15, 17|
|Bridge Material||Pau Ferro|
|Bridge String Spacing||2 1/8" (54mm)|
|Bridge Pins||Ivory Colored Plastic|
|Saddle Material||Compensated Bone|
|Hardware Finish / Plating||Nickel|
|Endpin||Strap Button - Nickel|
|Pickguard||Madeira Shape - Black with Gold Marley Signature|
|Strings||D'Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)|
|Included Case||Case Sold Separately|
|Upper Bout Width||11 5/8" (295mm)|
|Lower Bout Width||15 3/4" (400mm)|
|Body Depth Upper Bout||3 3/4" (95mm)|
|Body Depth Lower Bout||4 3/4" (121mm)|
|Body Length||19 3/4" (502mm)|
|Overall Length||42" (1067mm)|