The Washburn USA N4 Vintage (Relic) is a stunning hard rock and metal guitar based off of the guitar used by Extreme's axeman Nuno Bettencourt. The N4 can be seen on stages all around the world as it is not only Nuno that loves this guitar. After being around for about 25 years this guitar is a workhorse of a guitar that loves nothing more than high speed shred.
Made In The USA
Like all of the higher end Washburn guitars the N4 is made in the USA Custom Shop that produces all of their artist guitars. These are some of the most skilled luthiers in the world that have spent a long time refining designs and skills to make sure this guitar is strong as can be. This not only improves reliability but also the tone and feel of the guitar so you have the best experience possible.
Top Quality Parts
The body of this guitar has been made out of high quality alder and cut to the signature N shape which is small for your own comfort. The neck has been crafted out of maple with a Stephens Extended Cutaway neck joint. This neck joint is one of the things that made the guitar so popular as it keeps the iconic bolt on sound that we love but it gives you access to every fret with no neck joint in the way.
On top of this thing and fast neck you have a sleek ebony fretboard which features another of this guitars key features; the Buzz Feiten tuning system. This system was made to make sure you don't get any intonation or tuning issues with this guitar mainly on the first half of the neck. Thanks to this system you can go on stage every day and never face any kind of issues to do with intonation.
Finish off this guitar with the amazing original floyd rose tremolo system and some hot humbuckers and this guitar is ready for the stage.
Pickups For High Gain
Nuno has used a particular set of pickups for quite some time now so it only made sense to keep using those pickups in his signature guitar. That is why you get the amazingly heavy Bill Lawrence L500 pickup in the bridge that loves nothing more than to be pushed through a wall of high gain amplifiers in the bridge. To make sure you can still get some amazing clean and lead sounds Washburn have added in a Seymour Duncan '59 pickup in the neck, perfect for when max gain is not your number 1 goal.
- Built in the USA Custom Shop
- Swamp alder body
- 22 fret maple neck with ebony fretboard
- L500 Bill Lawrence bridge pickup
- Seymour Duncan 59 neck pickup
- Original Floyd Rose tremolo
- Stephens extended cutaway neck joint
- Buzz Feiten Tuning System