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.

SPECIFICATIONS
BODY & CONSTRUCTION
Body Wood: Alder
Type: Electric Guitars
Style: Double Cut Solid Body

ELECTRONICS
Controls: 1 Volume - 3 way toggle
Pickups: Seymour Duncan 59 neck and Bill Lawrence bridge pickup
Pickup Configuration: H / H
Pickup Selector: 3 way toggle

OTHER
Color: Vintage Matte
Finish: Matte Finish
Strings: D'addario EXL 120 light gauge

NECK
Neck Wood: Birdseye Maple 5-Bolt Stephen's Extended Cutaway
Fretboard: Ebony with 22 Frets
Number Of Frets: 22 frets
Inlays: dots
Nut: locking nut
Nut Width: 43 mm locking nut chrome
Scale: 25-1/2

HARDWARE
Hardware: Chrome hardware
Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000 Series Original
Tuners: Grover Exclusive 18:1 Chrome

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Brand
Model
  • Nuno Bettencourt Signature N4 Vintage USA
Finish
  • Vintage Matte Natural
Categories
Year
  • 2010s
Made In
  • United States
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Locking Tremolo Bridge
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Alder
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 22

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