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

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  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"
  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"
  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"
  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"
  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"
  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"
  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"
  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"
  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"
  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"
  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"
  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"
  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"
  • Guild Bob Marley A-20 Acoustic Steel String Guitar "Rising"

Guild

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

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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.

Background

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.

Specs: 

  • 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)

UKE LIKE THE PROS ADVANTAGE:

  1. Will match or beat any online price for similar new, in stock ukulele.
  2. Free Month Premium Membership at ukelikethepros.com ($29.95 Value)
  3. Each instrument is inspected and played before shipping.
  4. Free Bob Marley Gig Bag.
  5. Free Fully Insured US Shipping to Lower 48 States
  6. Custom Setup RECOMMENDED (See Below)
  7. Free World Famous Candy Pack
  8. Free Uke Like The Pros Chord Chart
  9. Free Uke Like The Pros Microfiber Cloth
  10. Free Uke Like The Pros Sticker
  11. Usually Ships in 1-2 Days, Sometimes Same Day.
  12. Worldwide Fully Insured Shipping Available.
  13. 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 store.ukelikethepros.com. 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 Cordoba in the PHOTOS

  • * International Orders - Customers are responsible for all Custom Duties and Fees for your country. These duties and fees vary in each country and are calculated once your instrument arrives to your country. Duties and Fees are not eligible for refund on any kind of international returns. 

    ** For all International returns the customer is responsible for purchasing the RETURN shipping label. It is NOT possible for us to purchase these International return labels from our headquarters in the United States.

    *** UPS may charge an additional "handling' fee" upon delivery.

  • At Uke Like The Pros our mission is to provide you with the very best customer service, the very best instruments, and the very best quality. We understand it can be hard to choose the instrument that is absolutely perfect for you. We understand it is even harder to do so online. Our expert staff with over 30 years experience will do our best to help you pick the instrument that is right for you. Sometimes, though, it’s just not the right fit. We will take care of you!

    Return Policy

    All instruments have a five-day approval period. If you would like to return an instrument you must contact us within five days of receiving it, and must ship it back to Uke Like The Pros within seven days. *See below for Instruments damaged during shipping.

    If the instrument or product is damaged, defective, or blemished* when you receive it, please let us know immediately and we will file a claim and help arrange return shipping. Upon receiving the instrument and confirming the damage or defect we will repair it, replace it, or issue a refund.

    If an instrument or product is damaged during shipping, we will need to file a claim with our insurance company. Please keep the original box, packing material, and instrument, as photos will be needed to file a claim. We ask you to hold on to the damaged instrument or product until the insurance claim is settled. If the damaged instrument or product is shipped back to us before the claim is settled it will void the insurance claim. Don’t worry our team will guide you through this entire process.  

    If returning an instrument or product that is NOT damaged, defective, or blemished*, the customer is responsible for the full cost of the original shipping, return shipping, insurance, and a 15% restocking fee**. Any custom work, such as setups, strap buttons, or pickup installations are non-refundable. 

    We ask that you pay for shipping back, and as long as the instrument or product is in mint condition, you will get a full refund (minus the return shipping and original shipping costs).

    You will receive your refund as soon as we receive and inspect the instrument, a 15% re-stocking fee will be added (alternating the original instrument in anyway limits the people that might consider purchasing the product).

    Any instrument with custom work which includes a neck strap button, pickup install, or tuner upgrade will incur a 30% restocking fee in addition to our return shipping policy

    If the instrument or product is damaged or broken when you get it, please let us know right away and we will file a claim. If anything is missing from your order, tell us, and we will send it. 

    We do hope nothing goes wrong with your order, but being human sometimes mistakes happen. We do our best to respond to these issues as quick as we can, so the faster you let us know the faster we can help you! 

    When shipping an instrument or product back to Uke Like The Pros, the customer is responsible for repacking the instrument or product. The instrument or product must be returned in the condition and packaging it arrived in including packaging materials and tags. (For information on how to pack instruments, see here) For domestic orders, we will arrange a return shipping label to be emailed to you. For international orders the customer must obtain their own label.

    We can exchange or refund your purchase as soon as we receive and inspect the instrument. 

    * For instruments or products a blemish must be visible to the naked eye from at least 24 inches away or roughly an arms length in distance.

    Instruments are handmade and wood comes from nature, neither one is perfect. We inspect and play each instrument before shipment, but every instrument, no matter the price will have variations in the wood grain and if inspected close enough will have some small imperfections.

    Instruments under $500 will have some visible imperfections in the finish and wood. These imperfections are normal and does not mean the instrument is "B" stock, blemished, flawed, eligible for a discount, or free return. We want you to love your instrument and we hope you can enjoy playing it and sharing your music on your new instrument. Please email any concerns to support@ukelikethepros.com.

    **Restocking fee is based on the full, non-discounted price of the instrument or product excluding add-ons or custom work (strap buttons, pickup installs, setups, tuner upgrade, etc.). 

    We work hard to ensure nothing goes wrong with your order, but being human sometimes mistakes happen. We do our best to respond to these issues as quickly as we can, so the faster you let us know the faster we can help you which is why we are available for you via phone (858)-256-0570 and email: support@ukelikethepros.com

    * Warranty Claims: Any warranty claim with your purchase  (broken bridge, cracks in the wood, broken EQ/tuners, broken tuning pegs, manufacturing defects, etc.) will be responsibility of the manufacturer. We'll be more than happy to facility the claims process between you and the manufacturer. For assistance please  contact us at support@ukelikethepros.com or (858)-256-0570.

    ** For discounted or used instruments: [DISCOUNTED] and [PRE-OWNED] items are sold as is and not returnable.

    *** GIFT CARDS: All Gift Cards Sales are finals! We don't do any returns or refunds on Gift Cards.  

    *** International Orders - Customers are responsible for all Custom Duties and Fees for your country. These duties and fees vary in each country and are calculated once your instrument arrives to your country. Duties and Fees are not eligible for refund on any kind of international returns. 

    **** For all International returns the customer is responsible for purchasing the RETURN shipping label. It is NOT possible for us to purchase these International return labels from our headquarters in the United States.

    ***** Policy for Cancellations Before Shipping:
    If you decide to cancel your purchase and your order is already been pulled from the shelves and packed there will be a 15% restocking fee taken out of the refund. In addition you will not receive a refund on any work (strap buttons, setup, pickup install, etc.) that is done on your instrument prior to your cancellation.

    Any instrument with custom work which includes a neck strap button, pickup install, or tuner upgrade will incur a 30% restocking fee in addition to our return shipping policy

    You can reach out to us at support@ukelikethepros.com or 858-256-0570