A-20 Marley

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.

Learn About The Westerly Collection

The Westerly Collection pays homage to an important period in Guild’s early history, when Guild outgrew the beloved Hoboken, New Jersey factory, and moved production to Westerly, Rhode Island in 1967. Finding a home in a former furniture manufacturing building, Guild took advantage of the additional space the new location had to offer, and improved upon the production layout left behind in Hoboken.

With a fresh start, highly skilled employees, and plenty of room to grow, Guild flourished. It was not long before the Westerly factory became renowned for exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and the introduction of many beloved Guild acoustics. The dedication to innovation was apparent, with meticulous attention to detail. 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.

MSRP: $555

This guitar is available through any Authorized Guild Dealer. Find one near you by clicking the button above. If you have any troubles finding a dealer near you, please don’t hesitate to contact us and a Guild Representative will be happy to help. 

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see the A-20 MARLEY in action

Body
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 Sides Mahogany
Body Back Mahogany
Body Binding Black ABS
Neck
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
Finish
Color Natural (NAT)
Finish Satin Polyurethane
Hardware
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
Tuning Machines -
Endpin Strap Button - Nickel
Pickguard Madeira Shape - Black with Gold Marley Signature
Electronics
Electronics N / A
Other
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)

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