Nuno Bettencourt

N2-Nuno Padauk

Nuno Bettencourt

N2-Nuno Padauk

Color: Padauk Stain

SKU: USM-N2PSK

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

Specifications

Body & Construction

Body Wood Basswood
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

Other

Color Padauk Stain
Finish Matte Finish
Strings D'addario EXL 120 light gauge

Neck

Neck Wood Maple Bolt-on
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 18:1 Chrome

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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.

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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.

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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.