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Nuno Bettencourt, born in Portugal and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, grewup in a very musical family. In his teenage years he began playing drums, bassand keyboards, but ultimately settled on guitar as his primary instrument.Since then he has become one of the world’s greatest guitarists, who draws froman eclectic variety of styles and influences and is a tremendously technicaland adept player, with an acute sense of rhythm. Most famous for his role inBoston-area group Extreme, in which Bettencourt recorded five CDs and deliveredthe hits “More Than Words” and “Hole Hearted”, he has also released a solo CD,formed the groups Mourning Widows and Population 1 (which eventually becameDramaGods), and was featured in Satellite Party (formed by Perry Farrell).Although they had disbanded in 1995, in 2007, Extreme reunited and headlinedWashburn’s 125th Anniversary Party at Winter NAMM 2008. For 2009-2013 Nunojoined Grammy Award winning R&B artist Rihanna as music director and leadguitarist on her world tour, playing to hundreds of thousands of fans acrossEurope and the U.S.

In order to develop the N Series with Washburn, Bettencourt utilized hisextensive knowledge of the guitar and designed each model with an extremelyfast 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 aDuncan® ’59 neck pickup & a Lawrence® L-500 in the bridge make this reverseheadstock marvel wail. These super road axes are the gateway to totalcreativity.

Body & Construction

Body Wood Basswood

Type Electric Guitars

Style Double Cut Solid Body


Controls 1 Volume w/ push pull coil tap - 3 way toggle

Pickups Washburn neck pickup and Bill Lawrence Bridge pickup

Pickup ConfigurationH / H

Pickup Selector3 way toggle


Color Natural Matte

Finish Matte Finish

Strings D'addario EXL 120 light gauge


Neck Wood Maple Bolt-on

Fretboard Ebony

Number Of Frets22 frets

Inlays dots

Nut locking nut

Nut Width 43 mm locking nut chrome

Scale 25-1/2


Hardware Chrome hardware

Bridge Floyd Rose Special

Tuners Grover Exclusive 18:1 Chrom

At A Plus Guitars, we strive to make your buying experienceas pleasant as possible, and to give our customers the high-quality instrumentand service that they are looking for. We take great pride in ourshipping...both the packaging and the speed. We want to get your instrument toyou as quickly as possible AND in great condition! (304)842-8510.

Washburn N2PSK-D-U Nuno Bettencourt Signature Series with Gig Bag

SKU: 35504270
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