The Bob Marley Commemorative Epiphone Bob Marley Les Paul Special captures the essence of the pioneer reggae artist and his music. The new limited edition guitar features an image of Marley’s face on the body of the guitar, plus fingerboard inlays in the colors of the Jamaican flag and “One Love” on the headstock. It is built on the same solidbody design as Marley’s personal Gibson Les Paul Special. Features of the new model include a solid mahogany body with Worn Brown finish, a pair of ’57 Classic Alnico-V pickups, one-piece mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, Grover tuners and chrome-plated hardware. The Epiphone Bob Marley Les Paul Special comes with a “Hemp” gigbag and Certificate of Authenticity.
Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as his distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley’s contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide. This made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade. Over the course of his career Marley became known as a Rastafari icon, and he infused his music with a sense of spirituality. He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican music and culture and identity, and was controversial in his outspoken support for the legalization of marijuana, while he also advocated for Pan-Africanism.
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