NAMM 2013: Washburn Introduce the Nuno Bettencourt EA20SNB Electro-Acoustic

Published 8 years ago on January 24, 2013

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

NAMM 2013: Washburn Introduce the Nuno BettencourtEA20SNB Electro-Acoustic -

Washburn Guitars and world renowned guitaristNuno Bettencourt announce the EA20SNB signature electro-acousticguitar.

Best known for his ground breaking work in Extreme and currentlytouring with Rihanna, Nuno Bettencourt is a true guitar hero,inspiring millions of guitarists around the world. While primarilyknown for his electric work on his Washburn N4 signature guitar,Nuno and Extreme came to prominence with the acoustic hit, "MoreThan Words", which featured Nuno playing a Washburn Festival Seriesguitar. Nuno has continued to use Washburn Festival Series guitarson stage and studio to this day.

It is with that spirit and desire to create the perfect stageand studio ready instrument that Washburn and Nuno teamed up tocreate the EA20SNB. The guitar is a thinline jumbo styleelectro-acoustic with a Florentine cutaway for extended upper fretaccess. It features a book matched solid Alaskan Sitka spruce topwith quarter sawn scalloped bracing and gorgeous book matchedrosewood back and sides. A smooth satin finished mahogany neckoffers the utmost playing comfort and is topped with a rosewoodfingerboard which features custom 'Mourning Widow' inlays at the12th fret. A bone nut and saddle provide ultimate tone transfer andchrome Grover 18:1 tuners provide ultra precise tuning and tuningstability. The unique soundhole rosette also features the 'MourningWidow' motif.

The EA20SNB is well suited to live performance due to itsfeedback reducing thin body and features Fishman Isys+ electronicsfor superb natural sounding amplified tone.

The Washburn EA20SNB is expected to be shipping in the UK in Q22013 with pricing to be confirmed.

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