The Bob Marley Commemorative Les Paul Special from Epiphone 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.
"The Epi Bob Marley Les Paul Special enhances the original Marley guitar with the image, the colors and the words of Bob Marley," said Jim "Epi" Rosenberg, president of Epiphone. "It's a tribute to one of the world's most important and influential artists."
Features of the new model include a solid mahogany body with Worn Brown finish, a pair of Alnico-V pickups, one-piece mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, Grover tuners and chrome-plated hardware. It comes with a "Hemp" gigbag and Certificate of Authenticity.
Marley passed away May 11, 1981. The album Legend, by Bob Marley and the Wailers, has been on Billboard's Top Pop Catalog chart for 718 weeks and is currently No. 1, having been certified for 10 million copies sold. His original, early-'70s Les Paul Special guitar is on display at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica.