Washburn NUNO BETTENCOURT N2-NUNO

 

N2-NUNO

COLOR: NATURAL MATTE

SKU: N2NMK-D-U


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.


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.

N2-NUNO

COLOR: NATURAL MATTE

SKU: N2NMK-D-U

SPECIFICATIONS

BODY & CONSTRUCTION

Body WoodBasswood
TypeElectric Guitars
StyleDouble Cut Solid Body

ELECTRONICS

Controls1 Volume w/ push pull coil tap - 3 way toggle
PickupsWashburn neck pickup and Bill Lawrence Bridge pickup
Pickup ConfigurationH / H
Pickup Selector3 way toggle

OTHER

ColorNatural Matte
FinishMatte Finish
StringsD'addario EXL 120 light gauge

NECK

Neck WoodMaple Bolt-on
FretboardEbony
Number Of Frets22 frets
Inlaysdots
Nutlocking nut
Nut Width43 mm locking nut chrome
Scale25-1/2

HARDWARE

HardwareChrome hardware
BridgeFloyd Rose Special
TunersGrover Exclusive 18:1 Chrome


AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL

1883, Chicago. George Washburn begins a legacy of greatness with the first Washburn stringed instruments, bringing quality instruments priced for home musicians. In 1889, Washburn becomes the largest mandolin maker in America.

history timeline image showing dates from 1883 to Present
history placeholder image

AGE OF INNOVATION

In the early 20th century Washburn continues to lead with quality guitars, banjos, and madolins. In 1912, Washburn releases the Lakeside Jumbo, the first dreadnought guitar. In 1930, Washburn merges with Tonk Brothers and releases the Solo Deluxe, the precursor of the auditorium style guitar and one of the best-selling guitars created.

history timeline image showing dates from 1883 to Present
history placeholder image

AMPLIFIED AND ACOUSTIC

With the onset of the 1970's, Washburn releases the Wing series, our first electric models. The Wing series continues the Washburn standard by delivering a show quality instrument at a home artist price. In the 80’s and 90’s the Washburn Festival series revitalizes the art of acoustic performance, contributing to the rise of "unplugged" performances.

history timeline image showing dates from 1883 to Present
history placeholder image

CLASSIC VALUES WITH TODAY'S ADVANCES

For over 135 years, Washburn has been committed to providing the highest quality instruments. Whether it's a guitar, banjo, or mandolin – if it’s a Washburn, it won’t let you down.

history timeline image showing dates from 1883 to Present