N4 EFM

Washburn Nuno Bettencourt Signature Model N4 EFM Bordeaux Red 2002 Full Front, Washburn Nuno Bettencourt Signature Model N4 EFM Cherryburst 2002 Full Front
2002

The N4 was originally designed by Nuno Bettencourt and Stephen Davies in 1990. Later in 1992 Grover Jackson would take over Washburn's custom shop and alter the design. The Grover Jackson design would reign for over a decade until a "Davies Reissue" would be brought to existence by Jon of Funky Munky Music. There have been many versions of the N4. Nuno and Grover experimented with woods. The original N4 being made with an Alder body, Maple neck and Ebony fret board itself went through slight alterations as noted above. There have been N4's made of the following. in 1993 the famous Paduak body and neck with ebony fretboard (N4EP or N4EPNM). The Paduak became a favorite of Nuno who played it extensively on Extreme's "III Sides to Every Story" and "Waiting for the Punchline". Korina (N4EK) body and neck with ebony fret board released in 1994 limited to 75 guitars. In 1994 The N8 (a double neck version of the N4) was released. Its body was made of the very light Swamp Ash. The N4 started to show up in the light weight Swamp Ash (N4ESA) eventually replacing Alder as the standard wood for the N4. In 1998 there was an N4 released that used a two part body and top. The body was made of Mahogany and the top was made of quilted (or curly) maple and came in various stains. In 2002 another batch of the Maple on Mahogany N4's were released this time using flamed (or striped) Maple. In 2002 an all Mahogany body with maple neck and ebony fretboard "Mourning Windows" N4 was released in Japan only. This was limited to 100 guitars. Also in Japan there was an N4 released with a snake skin top. The guitar did use real snake skin. Boogie Street Guitars, a guitar shop started to special order limited batches of Washburn guitars including N4s in various woods and finishes. When Funky Munky got into the game the N4 had a renaissance as the owner of the shop is a huge N4 fan. Jon was partially responsible for the "Davies 2.0" as well as having guitars made with bodies of Walnut, Koa and other woods.

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