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Washburn Nuno Bettencourt N4 Vintage Signature Electric Guitar
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Nuno Bettencourt, born in Portugal and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up in a very musical family. In his teenage years he began playing drums...Click To Read More About This Product
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Built for speed and great tone.
Nuno Bettencourt, born in Portugal and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up in a very musical family. In his teenage years he began playing drums, bass and keyboards, but ultimately settled on guitar as his primary instrument.
Since then he has become one of the world's greatest guitarists, who draws from an eclectic variety of styles and influences and is a tremendously technical and adept player, with an acute sense of rhythm. Most famous for his role in Boston-area group Extreme, in which Bettencourt recorded five CDs and delivered the hits "More Than Words" and "Hole Hearted", he has also released a solo CD, formed the groups Mourning Widows and Population 1 (which eventually became DramaGods), and was featured in Satellite Party (formed by Perry Farrell).
Although they had disbanded in 1995, in 2007, Extreme reunited and headlined Washburn's 125th Anniversary Party at Winter NAMM 2008. For 2009-2013 Nuno joined Grammy Award winning R&B artist Rihanna as music director and lead guitarist on her world tour, playing to hundreds of thousands of fans across Europe and the U.S. 2014 - 2015 also saw an Extreme tour commemorating the 25th anniversary of Pornograffitti.
In order to develop the N Series with Washburn, Bettencourt utilized his extensive knowledge of the guitar and designed each model with an extremely fast neck that allows for easy access to higher frets via the Stephen's Extended Cutaway on some models.
Depending on the model, a Washburn or a Duncan '59 neck pickup & a Lawrence L-500 in the bridge make this reverse headstock marvel wail. These super road axes are the gateway to total creativity, just ask Nuno and the thousands of musicians that play them.
- Alder body with vintage matte finish
- Birdseye maple with 5-bolt Stephen's extended cutaway
- Seymour Duncan 59 neck and Bill Lawrence bridge pickups
- Floyd Rose 1000 Series Original tremolo and Grover Exclusive tuners
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- Body shape: Double cutaway
- Body type: Solid body
- Body material: Solid wood
- Body wood: Alder
- Body finish: Matte
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Thin
- Neck wood: Birdseye Maple
- Joint: Bolt-on
- Scale length: 25.5 in.
- Truss rod: Standard
- Neck finish: Matte
- Material: Ebony
- Fret size: Medium
- Number of frets: 24
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
- Configuration: HH
- Neck: Seymour Duncan 59
- Bridge: Bill Lawrence
- Active or passive pickups: Passive
- Series or parallel: Parallel
- Special electronics: Push/pull volume control
- Control layout: Master volume
- Pickup switch: 3-way
- Coil tap or split: Coil tap
- Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
- Bridge design: Floyd Rose 1000
- Tuning machines: Grover
- Color: Chrome
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: Electronics
- Case: Hardshell case
- Country of origin: United States
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- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
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