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Offline RoyKam

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N4 Authentic production
« on: January 16, 2018, 01:53:19 AM »
Hi all,
After waiting some 20 years to realize my dream, I have finally ordered one 2 weeks ago, only to discover now that the custom shop has closed some 2 years ago.
I understand that they are still built in the USA, is it true?
Also, does anyone know if they are still as good as they were?

Offline Tony Raven

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Re: N4 Authentic production
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 10:10:38 PM »
Dunno; Sweetwater has the N4 Authentic in stock --
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The Washburn Nuno Bettencourt N4 Authentic solidbody electric guitar is built in the Washburn USA Custom Shop
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/N4Authentic?utm_source=MSN&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=none&utm_term=washburn_n4&creative=77996653461497&device=c&matchtype=e&mrkgcl=28&mrkgadid=3043236796&rkg_id=h-9d660c9e4bd568214abca95ae7d01970_t-1516420655

Supposed to be six Washburn USA-made models --
http://www.washburn.com/products/electric/series/USA%20Custom%20Series.html

There seem to be many used N4 around for less than $2,000. You could find a nice-looking one, then have it properly adjusted by a luthier (or at least a professional guitar technician).
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Re: N4 Authentic production
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 08:06:13 AM »
Tony, many thanks for your reply. I thought that I read somewhere that they have closed their factory, but they've probably moved.
Hope to updated you all once it'll arrive  8)

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Re: N4 Authentic production
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 11:18:51 AM »
The Chicago Shop closed. They're now made in Cleveland.
 

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Re: N4 Authentic production
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 03:02:40 PM »
They're now made in Cleveland.
Thanks!! :) Information like that is a bit sparse. Still a bummer that the "Chicago connection" has been lost, though.
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Re: N4 Authentic production
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 09:27:32 AM »
There are still offices in Chicago for the product manager, marketing, international sales and some customer service.