Bob Marley’s 1970s Gibson SG Standard

Bob Marley was seen playing an early 1970s Gibson SG Standard on a few photos taken by Gary Merrin in 1973 – see singer, Bob Marley (1945 – 1981) in concert. (Photo by Gary Merrin/Keystone/Getty Images).

The guitar was a 1971-73 model, based on the control knobs, and the Schaller “Harmonica Bridge”, which Gibson started using in 1971.

Apart from this, nothing is known about this guitar. It could’ve been something Marley purchased and used on tour that year, or it could be that it belonged to somebody else, and he just happened to borrow it on that occasion.


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