Washburn
USA Custom Series Nuno Bettencourt Signature Natural Matte Padauk
Item ID: N4EPNM-D
Price: $3,599.99

Description

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.
  • Flag Built in the USA Custom Shop
  • Padauk body
  • 22 fret maple neck with ebony fingerboard
  • L500 Bill Lawrence bridge pickup
  • Seymour Duncan '59 neck pickup
  • Original Floyd Rose tremolo
  • 25.5" scale
  • Stephens extended cutaway 5-bolt neck joint
  • 14" pitch-angled reverse headstock
  • Grover 18:1 tuners
  • Buzz Feiten Tuning System
  • Case: GC11 included
  • Colors: Natural Matte