Washburn USA Custom Shop Nuno Bettencourt N4-Authentic.
The Washburn N4 Authentic is an exact replica of Nuno Bettencourt's iconic N4 guitar. It has been painstakingly recreated in the USA Custom shop from Nuno's original N4 by Washburn's master luthiers and replicates every dent, ding, story, and nuance of personality contained in his guitar.
The Washburn N4 has been inseparably associated with Nuno Bettencourt since its 1990 introduction. For fans of Nuno, the N4 Authentic is as close to having Nuno's actual guitar in hand as you can get. Impeccable attention to detail has been paid right down to the 2 replacement tuners Nuno added and the EVH D-Tuna on the Floyd Rose.
The N4 Authentic is made in the Washburn USA Custom Shop and features an alder body with a Seymour Duncan® '59 neck pickup and Bill Lawrence® L-500 bridge pick-up complemented by a Floyd Rose® bridge & locking nut system with a D-Tuna for instant drop from E to D tuning. The original 4 Gotoh tuners are augmented by a newer Gotoh and a Grover® 18:1 tuner, exactly as it is on Nuno's guitar. One of the hallmarks of the N4 is the Stephens Extended Cutaway on the maple neck which allows for unprecedented upper fret access. An ebony fretboard with dot inlays makes for silky smooth comfort and playability. The Buzz Feiten Tuning System allows for perfect musical intonation at every point on the neck. The stripped down control layout features a 3 way pickup selector and 1 volume control.
|SERIES||Nuno Bettencourt Series, USA Custom Series N4AUTHENTIC-D|
|SHAPE||Nuno Bettencourt Series|
|MATERIAL||Birdseye Maple 5-Bolt Stephen's Extended Cutaway|
|FRETBOARD||Ebony with 22 Frets|
|NUMBER OF FRETS||22 frets|
|NUT WIDTH||43 mm locking nut chrome|
|PICKUPS||Seymour Duncan 59 neck and Bill Lawrence bridge pickup|
|PICKUP CONFIGURATION||H / H|
|CONTROLS||1 Volume- 3 way toggle|
|PICKUP SELECTOR||3 way toggle|
|BRIDGE||Floyd Rose Original|
|TUNERS||Mixed Gotoh / Grover Exclusive 18:1 Chrome|
|STRINGS||D'addario EXL 120 light gauge|
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…View details
Nuno Bettencourt 4N USA
For almost 3 decades, guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt and Washburn have paired up to design and craft the thrilling guitar players main axes. His celebrated N4 and the special variations of this revered instrument have been on stages all over the world. From his time as lead guitarist for the Platinum selling band Extreme, as an acclaimed solo musician, as Musical Director for the multi Grammy Award winning songwriter Rihanna or as a member of Steve Vai’s touring super group of guitarists Generation Axe, Nuno’s N4 has been there. But in the last several years, it’s not just the N4 that…View details
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