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Offline Bim1959

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« on: April 14, 2011, 08:02:29 PM »
Believe it or not, I JUST saw a natural finish alder possibly N7 on Americal Idol just a few minutes ago. Rhianna's guitarist was playing it for the guitar solo. You could clearly see the Washburn on the headstock and N7 on the body. And she was a 7 stringer with 2 humbuckers. Sounded fantastic....
about 7:45pm CST.

I wouldnt joke about this guys. Watch the show and see.....
 

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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 08:10:14 PM »
When I said possibly I meant that the guitar was possibly made of alder, not that it was possibly an N7. It was. It really was an N7.
 

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 09:15:19 PM »
Just a head's up there, the guitarist you saw on American Idol wasn't just any guitarist, it was Nuno Bettencourt.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 09:18:04 PM »
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 10:03:41 PM »
So that means that either 1) Nuno is playing in Rhianna's backup band or 2) that Nuno is playng in this year's Idol band. Do you really think they'd call him up just for one song?
And thanks for pointing out it was Nuno. I'd wondered what he'd been doing lately.
 

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 10:31:38 PM »
Hey no probs!  Yep, he's touring with Rihanna right now.

I was pretty disappointed that the whole thing was prerecorded.  Seeing him up there faking it is just [xx(]
« Last Edit: April 14, 2011, 10:35:21 PM by swishburn »
My Stephen's Extended Cutaway (SEC) guitars:
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011, 11:31:04 PM »
Alot of the time on those shows, the show tells the artist what is live and whats recorded. Knowing that, if the show was a recording Im sure the only people that wanted it that way was some executive at fox. Also that guitar playing was Nuno, all you have to do is listen to it. Thats him playing.
 

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 01:58:21 AM »
Thanks for the video.  Good publicity for Washburn.  I didn't think Nuno would bust it out so early - glad he did though!

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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011, 08:52:52 AM »
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Originally posted by bognner

Alot of the time on those shows, the show tells the artist what is live and whats recorded. Knowing that, if the show was a recording Im sure the only people that wanted it that way was some executive at fox. Also that guitar playing was Nuno, all you have to do is listen to it. Thats him playing.



It was clearly faked.  Really, really clearly.  I paused it to show my wife how terrible of a job he was doing of faking it.  Yes, it was really Nuno, but prerecorded, not live.

You're right though, he would have had no say in the matter.  We all know he can tear it up, and I'm sure he would have much rather played it for real.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2011, 08:56:48 AM by swishburn »
My Stephen's Extended Cutaway (SEC) guitars:
1996 Stephen's Model S
1996 Stephen's Model T
1991 'Davies' Washburn N4
1988 Washburn EC36
1994 Washburn DC60-E

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011, 01:28:02 PM »
You can also see the video right here on this site in the Music Videos section of Washburn TV.

This is the actual guitar:
 

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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2011, 05:43:43 PM »
Thank you WEBgUy for posting the picture. Do you have any news about the production for this guitar?
 

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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 11:16:06 AM »
we are starting first production in May.  new orders need 90 day lead time.
 

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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 07:19:43 PM »
fyi... nuno has been Rihana's guitarist for quite sometime now.
 

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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2011, 03:37:46 PM »
as blue bhudda said to me it does look like its 3/4 size ha ha