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Bob Marley owned just a couple of guitars; some say five, some say seven He’s mostly known for playing his brown colored Les Paul Special. This is reported to be Bob’s favorite electric guitar, used extensively throughout his career. There’s even a rumor that Marley was buried with this exact guitar by his side, but the truth is that the guitar is safe and sound at the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica. Unfortunately very little is known about the guitar’s history. Bob probably acquired it around 1972/73 in London. At that time the guitar already had few mods done to it; the ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge was installed, and a white binding was added to the headstock. The guitar remained in this state until 1979 when it was sent to Roger Mayer. Bob requested something unique done to it which will not influence the sound itself. Roger decided to install a custom made brushed hardened aluminium pickguard and replace the switch plate with the one that was shaped like a football. He also replaced the tuners with Schallers, and re-wired the guitar completely. The original P-90 pickups were not touched.more
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