Washburn FESTIVAL EA20S-NUNO BETTENCOURT

 

Washburn Guitars and world renowned guitarist, Nuno Bettencourt’s EA20S-Nuno Bettencourt Signature stage ready acoustic-electric guitar.

Best known for his ground breaking work in Extreme, GenAx, and touring with Rihanna, Nuno Bettencourt is truly a guitar hero, inspiring millions of guitarists around the world. While primarily know for his electric work on his Washburn N4 Signature guitar, Nuno and Extreme came to prominence with the acoustic hit, “More Than Words”, which featured the guitarist playing a Washburn Festival Series acoustic/electric guitar. Nuno has continued to feature Washburn Festival Series guitars in his acoustically driven songs to this day.

It is with that spirit and desire to create the perfect stage and studio ready instrument that Washburn and Nuno teamed up to create the EA20S-Nuno Bettencourt. The guitar is a thin-line Auditorium style acoustic/electric with a Florentine cutaway for extended upper fret access. It features a book matched solid Sitka spruce top with quarter sawn scalloped bracing and gorgeous  book matched Pau Ferro back and sides. A smooth satin finished mahogany neck offers the utmost playing comfort and is topped with an Ovangkol fingerboard which matches the Ovangkol bridge. The fretboard also features Nuno’s “mourning widow” inlays at the 12th fret. Graphtech Nubone nut and saddle provide ultimate tone transfer and increased sustain. Chrome die-cast tuners feature ultra precise tuning and ensure tuning stability. The unique rosette features Nuno’s “mourning widow”  motif which ties in with the fretboard inlay.

One of the best features of the EA20S-Nuno Bettencourt is its feedback reducing thin body and the inclusion of the Fishman Presys II 301T Tuner/Preamp/Pickup combo for superb natural sounding amplified tone. Fishman is known as the industry standard for acoustic amplified tone and Nuno would settle for no less.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

BODY & CONSTRUCTION

Top Wood  Solid Sitka Spruce

Back Wood  Pau Ferro

Sides  Pau Ferro

Bracing  Quarter Sawn Scalloped Sitka Spruce bracing

Rosette  Custom Mourning Widow

Type  Acoustic Guitars

Shape  Thin Festival Florentine Cutaway

Style  6 String Acoustic, Cutaway

 

ELECTRONICS

Controls  Volume, built-in tuner, Bass/Treble/Phase

Preamp System  Fishman Presys II 301T

 

OTHER

Color  Natural

Finish  Gloss Finish

Strings  D'Addario EXP-16 light set phospher bronze

 

NECK

Neck Wood  Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod

Fretboard  Ovangkol

Number Of Frets  21 frets

Inlays  Custom Mourning Widow

Nut  Graphtech Nubone

Nut Width  1-11/16

Scale  25-1/2

 

HARDWARE

Hardware  Chrome hardware

Bridge  Ovangkol

Tuners  Chrome Diecast