Washburn NUNO BETTENCOURT N24-NUNO VINTAGE PADAUK

 

COLOR: VINTAGE PADAUK STAIN

SKU: USM-N24PSVINTAGEK

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. These super road axes are the gateway to total creativity, just ask Nuno and and the thousands of musicians that play them.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

BODY & CONSTRUCTION

Body Wood

Agathis

Type

Electric Guitars

Style

Double Cut Solid Body

 

ELECTRONICS

Controls

1 Volume w/ push pull coil tap - 3 way toggle

Pickups

Washburn neck pickup and Bill Lawrence bridge pickup

Pickup Configuration

H / H

Pickup Selector

3 way toggle

 

NECK

Neck Wood

Maple 5-Bolt Stephen's Extended Cutaway

Fretboard

Rosewood with 22 Frets

Number Of Frets

22 frets

Inlays

dots

Nut

locking nut

Nut Width

43 mm locking nut chrome

Scale

25.5

 

HARDWARE

Hardware

Chrome hardware

Bridge

Floyd Rose Special

Tuners

Grover Exclusive 18

 

OTHER

Color

Vintage Padauk Stain

Finish

Matte Finish

Strings

D'addario EXL 120 light gauge