Bob Marley’s Eko Ranger 12

Bob Marley was photographed playing an Eko Ranger 12-string acoustic guitar at a hotel in London, on February 2, 1978. These photos are available on Getty, but for copyright reasons, we can’t show them here.

Given that this was Marley’s hotel room, it would mean that this guitar was obviously something he played in his pass time, or perhaps to come up with new ideas for songs. But, it could also be that this was someone else’s guitar, and Marley used it only for the photo shoot.


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4 months ago

Hard to scale size from the photo but it might not be a Ranger but a Rio Grande. I have both a 6 and a 12 Rio Grande from 1978 but they have different scratch plates to each other, so that isn’t the tell tale.