“I played Washburn initially because I got to design the EXACT guitar that I wanted. 25 years and it’s still my perfect performance guitar – and the tone – THAT has become a part of my DNA. It’s STILL my go to guitar no question.” Washburn’s Nuno Bettencourt series electrics and acoustics represent over 25 years of collaboration with Nuno Bettencourt. Guitar virtuoso, singer-songwriter, and record producer, Nuno Bettencourt rose to international prominence as guitar player with the multi-platinum rock band EXTREME, one of the most successful rock acts of the early to mid 1990s selling over 8 million records worldwide. Nuno penned the acoustic ballad “More Than Words” that went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Outside of EXTREME, Nuno is also a member of the guitar supergroup GENERATION AXE which features Nuno, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde and Tosin Abasi.