Festival

EA20S-Nuno Bettencourt

Festival

EA20S-Nuno Bettencourt

Color: Natural

SKU: EA20SNB-O-U

Washburn Guitars and world renowned guitarist, Nuno Bettencourt’s EA20S-Nuno Bettencourt Signature stage ready acoustic-electric guitar.

Best known for his ground breaking work in Extreme, GenAx, and touring with Rihanna, Nuno Bettencourt is truly a guitar hero, inspiring millions of guitarists around the world. While primarily know for his electric work on his Washburn N4 Signature guitar, Nuno and Extreme came to prominence with the acoustic hit, “More Than Words”, which featured the guitarist playing a Washburn Festival Series acoustic/electric guitar. Nuno has continued to feature Washburn Festival Series guitars in his acoustically driven songs to this day.

It is with that spirit and desire to create the perfect stage and studio ready instrument that Washburn and Nuno teamed up to create the EA20S-Nuno Bettencourt. The guitar is a thin-line Auditorium style acoustic/electric with a Florentine cutaway for extended upper fret access. It features a book matched solid Sitka spruce top with quarter sawn scalloped bracing and gorgeous  book matched Pau Ferro back and sides. A smooth satin finished mahogany neck offers the utmost playing comfort and is topped with an Ovangkol fingerboard which matches the Ovangkol bridge. The fretboard also features Nuno’s “mourning widow” inlays at the 12th fret. Graphtech Nubone nut and saddle provide ultimate tone transfer and increased sustain. Chrome die-cast tuners feature ultra precise tuning and ensure tuning stability. The unique rosette features Nuno’s “mourning widow”  motif which ties in with the fretboard inlay.

One of the best features of the EA20S-Nuno Bettencourt is its feedback reducing thin body and the inclusion of the Fishman Presys II 301T Tuner/Preamp/Pickup combo for superb natural sounding amplified tone. Fishman is known as the industry standard for acoustic amplified tone and Nuno would settle for no less.

Specifications

Body & Construction

Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back Wood Pau Ferro
Sides Pau Ferro
Bracing Quarter Sawn Scalloped Sitka Spruce bracing
Rosette Custom Mourning Widow
Type Acoustic Guitars
Shape Thin Festival Florentine Cutaway
Style 6 String Acoustic, Cutaway

Electronics

Controls Volume, built-in tuner, Bass/Treble/Phase
Preamp System Fishman Presys II 301T

Other

Color Natural
Finish Gloss Finish
Strings D'Addario EXP-16 light set phospher bronze

Neck

Neck Wood Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod
Fretboard Ovangkol
Number Of Frets 21 frets
Inlays Custom Mourning Widow
Nut Graphtech Nubone
Nut Width 1-11/16
Scale 25-1/2

Hardware

Hardware Chrome hardware
Bridge Ovangkol
Tuners Chrome Diecast

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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.

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.

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.

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.