The guitar pictured is the actual guitar you will receive!
At The Farm, we take actual pictures of each instrument and make sure they are fully set-up and ready to play before we ship them. Each instrument goes through a multi-point inspection, followed by a set-up process by our in-house tech staff. We then photograph each instrument with high-quality equipment in our on-site photography studio. We know that details like wood grain and color finishes can vary, so we want you to be able to see, to the best of our ability, exactly what you will be receiving.
This process takes over an hour for each instrument - from inspection to pictures. We care about the instrument we put into your hands! Rest assured your guitar was not just plucked off of a shelf and drop-shipped to you from a warehouse without the care that it, and you, deserve.
This guitar was signed by Nuno for The Farm at the Winter NAMM show! This was also the guitar on display at the NAMM show.
This Nuno Bettencourt Signature 4N USA electric guitar features an Alder body in matte natural finish and Birdseye Maple neck with an Ebony fretboard for silky smooth comfort and playability with 22 frets and dot inlays.
The Team at the Washburn Custom Shop went to painstaking lengths to capture the uniqueness of Nuno’s 4N. Chris Meade, the Head at WCS not just studied the instrument in hand but also designed and made a set of custom tools so he could accurately measure the neck. From that point forward, every effort has been made to get the feel and look captured expertly; the results of which are obvious with instrument in hand. In developing the 4N with Washburn, Bettencourt utilized his extensive knowledge of the guitar and designed it with an extremely fast neck that allows for unprecedented upper fret access via the Stephen's Extended Cutaway. The Buzz Feiten Tuning System allows for perfect musical intonation at every point on the neck.
The Seymour Duncan '59 neck pickup and Bill Lawrence L-500 bridge pickup are complemented by a Floyd Rose Original Tremolo to make this reverse headstock marvel wail. The stripped down control layout features a 3-way pickup selector and 1 volume control, just as Nuno prefers.
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.
- Brand: Washburn
- Actual Weight: 7lbs 1oz
- Body Type: Solid Body
- Body Shape: Double Cut
- Body Material: Alder
- Orientation: Right Handed
- Neck Shape: C Shape
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Joint: Bolt-On
- Nut Width: 1 11/16 Inches - 43mm
- Scale Length: 25.5 Inches
- Fretboard Material: Ebony
- Fretboard Radius: 14 Inches
- Number of Frets: 22
- Neck Pick-Up: Humbucker
- Neck Pick-Up Type: Seymour Duncan '59
- Bridge Pick-Up: Humbucker
- Bridge Pick-Up Type: Bill Lawrence L-500
- Bridge Type: Floyd Rose
- Case Type: Hardshell Case
- Serial: 1909006
This guitar was the display at the Winter Namm Show in Anaheim and comes with the Namm display tag. We have listed this as excellent condition rather than brand new, since it was on display, but it has never been owned.
*For your protection all purchases over $99 will be shipped signature required.
You are buying a quality instrument made of wood. Each instrument goes thorough a pre-shipment inspection to ensure you are getting a great quality instrument. However, please keep in mind when instruments are shipped they can endure temperature changes as well as doing the "shipper shuffle" and therefore minor adjustments may be needed to set up the instrument to your personal preferences after receiving it.
Included in your shipment will be instructions on care and maintenance.
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