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Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Redemption"

Sale price$399.00 USD


Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Redemption"

Case Goodies - To add even more appeal to the guitar, we’ve thrown in some cool add-ons:

  • A custom Marley X Guild gig bag made from recycled nylon
  • A Bob Marley Poster
  • A Behind-the-Guitar booklet (with chords to Three Little Birds)
  • Custom guitar picks

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 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 24 ¾ 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.


Bob Marley used a Guild Madeira acoustic guitar through the seventies as his primary songwriting guitar at home on 56 Hope Rd in Kingston, Jamaica. We used this guitar as inspiration for the A-20 Marley—closely matching the dreadnought shape, headstock, and pickguard of Bob’s guitar, while also including a few additions of our own to pay tribute.

Marley X Guild Video

To tell the story to the world, we hired Elevated Media Productions to capture the “Making of” the A-20 Marley guitar. Elevated helped us recently with the Cordoba Matiz commercial and have done a wonderful job piecing together an intricate telling of the Marley guitar history. In the video, we talk about the design of the guitar along with commentary from the Marley family (including an interview with Cedella Marley and Ziggy Marley) where they offered insight into their father’s love of guitar.

Legacy of Love for Music and Planet

As part of Bob’s legacy of “love for music, love for planet”, we partnered with a few organizations to help with the launch.

Love for music: We donated guitars to the Alpha School of Music in Kingston to help support their music program. Some of the students at Alpha School have actually played on Marley albums over the years and we wanted to help the school continue to expand their selection of instrument offerings.

Love for planet: We have partnered with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every Marley guitar we make! One Tree Planted are on a mission to help global reforestation efforts and we’re honored to help contribute to this mission. So far, we’ve helped plant over 1,500 trees! Back in April, we were actually able to join them with a local effort in replanting trees in areas affected by the Woolsey Fire.


  • Body Shape: D - Dreadnought
  • Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Body back and Sides: Mahogany
  • 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
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
  • 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
  • Frets Total: 20
  • Fingerboard Binding: N / A
  • Color: Natural (NAT)
  • Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Bridge Material: Pau Ferro
  • Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8" (54mm)
  • Bridge Pins: Ivory Colored Plastic
  • Saddle Material: Compensated Bone
  • Hardware Finish / Plating: Nickel
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Endpin: Strap Button - Nickel
  • Pickguard: Madeira Shape - Black with Gold Marley Signature
  • Electronics: N / A
  • Strings: D’Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
  • Included Case
  • 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)


  1. Free Month Premium Membership on Rock Like The Pros Website ($29.95 value) and Uke Like The Pros Website - $29.95 Value
  2. Each instrument is inspected and played before shipping.
  3. Free Bob Marley Gig Bag.
  4. Free Fully Insured US Shipping to Lower 48 States
  5. Custom Setup RECOMMENDED (See Below)
  6. Free World Famous Candy Pack
  7. Free Uke Like The Pros Chord Chart
  8. Free Uke Like The Pros Microfiber Cloth
  9. Free Uke Like The Pros Sticker
  10. Usually Ships in 1-2 Days, Sometimes Same Day.
  11. Worldwide Fully Insured Shipping Available.
  12. Guild Backed Warranty

CUSTOM SETUP - Each Guild comes with a factory setup BUT I strongly recommend adding a setup especially if you want the easiest playability, have arthritis, or are particular about your setups and want a low action (how close the strings are to the fretboard) please click the "ADD Custom Setup" on this page.

* A humidifier is HIGHLY encouraged and RECOMMENDED for warranty issues. No matter where you live humidifiers not only protect your investment but also help the warranty process go smoother because you have taken the steps to ensure the safety and protection of your ukulele. If you ever have to file a claim with Pono the first question they will ask if you have a humidifier.

* Either the Oasis OH-18 (OH-32 for extra dry areas) or the Boveda Humidifier are recommended and available here at Terry Carter Music Store. Click "ADD Humidifier"

* You can simply click the add to order box to add the humidifier.

*A PICKUP (several brands available) - click ADD Pickup . Normal install times are 2-3 weeks. If you want your instrument sooner please use the RUSH pickup option.

* NOTE - You will receive a SIMILAR Guitar in the PHOTOS

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