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USA Custom N4 Vintage Nuno Bettencourt Signature, Pre-Owned

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  • Pre-owned; Excellent condition
  • Washburn USA Custom Nuno Bettencourt Model
  • N4 Vintage
  • Original Floyd Rose Tremolo
  • Bill Lawrence Bridge Pickup, Seymour Duncan '59 Neck
  • Includes Original Washburn Case
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We haven't seen one of these in a while...And we think that they're very cool guitars!

This is a pre-owned Washburn Nuno Bettencourt N4 Vintage model from the Washburn USA Custom Series. The guitar is light, resonant, and the neck heel provides completely flawless access to the entire fingerboard without running in to any body material to get in the way. It can also be a luck of the draw in how figured a Birdseye Maple neck will be on a model, and this one is very figured indeed!

Includes original Washburn Case.


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.

SERIES: Nuno Bettencourt Series,USA Custom Series
SHAPE: Nuno Bettencourt Series
BODY: Alder
MATERIAL: Birdseye Maple 5-Bolt Stephen's Extended Cutaway
FRETBOARD: Ebony with 22 Frets
INLAYS: dots
NUT: locking nut
NUT WIDTH: 43 mm locking nut chrome
SCALE: 25.5
PICKUPS: Seymour Duncan 59 neck and Bill Lawrence bridge pickup
CONTROLS: 1 Volume push/pull - 3 way toggle
PICKUP SELECTOR: 3 way toggle
HARDWARE: Chrome hardware
BRIDGE: Floyd Rose 1000 Series Original
TUNERS: Grover Exclusive 18:1 Chrome
COLOR: Vintage Matte
FINISH: Matte Finish

We Welcome Part Exchange

We welcome part exchanges on items over £500. We realise that sometimes you need to “move something on” to get your new guitar. We give fair prices and once agreed we stick to them. The only thing we ask is that you accurately describe your guitar. We have plenty of happy customers from our part exchange scheme.

How it works – If you are local, you can simply call in. If you are not local we will assess your guitar and give you a valuation via phone/e-mail (we may ask for pictures). Once the price is agreed, we always stick to it, and your new guitar will be removed from the market so the deal can be concluded.

You can either send us your guitar, or we can use our courier to pick up for a small charge (UK only). Once the guitar is with us and any balance is paid we can dispatch your new guitar.

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