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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / WASHBURN NUNO N2 SERIAL NUMBER PROBLEMS
« on: April 06, 2017, 10:32:35 AM »
I'M INTERESTED IN GETTING AN ODER NUNO N2 MADE IN KOREA. NOT THE NEW SUBSTANDARD INDONESIAN MODELS CURRENTLY SELLING. I CAME ACROSS ONE ONLINE WITH THE SERIAL NUMBER 3112344. I'M A LITTLE CONFUSED ON THAT. IT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE A 93 BUT IM THINKING IT COULD ALSO BE A 2013? IT HAS THE WASHBURN 600-S TREMELO, UNMARKED BILL LAWRENCE PICKUP, 621 WASHBURN ELIMINATOR W MARKED PICKUP IN THE NECK, WASHBURN TUNERS SO NOT NEWER GROVERS AND IT DOESNT SAY ANTHING BEHIND THE NECK LIKE THE NEWER MODELS DO SUCH AS BUZZ FEITEN SYSTEM OR MODEL NUMBER. SO WHAT DO YOU GUYS THING? IS IT KOREAN OR LATER MODEL INDO? AND IF I COULD I WOULD ATTACH PICS BUT AM NEW HERE AND CANT SEEM TO FIND HOW TO ADD PICS. ANY HELP??

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: Searching for my first N series
« on: April 06, 2017, 10:26:15 AM »
i would find an early 90's korean model. I was able to get one on ebay for 225 dollars in padauk stain. Really nice guitar with great sound and the wood is alder so a lot better than the n24 woods used which is agathis. Remember that the n2 was the first released nuno model based off of his n2 he played before he used cutaways. You can see some early live footage where he is playing an n2, just its not a washburn but a upside down looking fender neck with a warmoth body. And to me the sec is not that special and to be honest a little awkward to use as it stops your thumb early at the 15th fret. Where an n2 has that block out, i feel you can reach the higher frets easier! I believe there is a reason only nuno uses the cutaway and why no one else does. Had it worked great, everyone would be using them that play guitar. I say get the n2 and if you ever see an n4 or n24 in a shop try it out and see how comfortable you are with the cutaway before throwing down way more money on it. I'm speaking with experience here as i have both an older korean model n2 and a newer indonesian n24 model with the sec.

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: still making N24 vintage?
« on: April 06, 2017, 10:12:37 AM »
I think production has stopped on the n24's. i guess it didnt sell well enough for washburn to continue making them? who knows. however i was able to nab one on ebay brand new with a gig bag for 600 dollars free shipping about 6 months ago. in fact its still for sale. however its the vintage edition so the wood is paler than the nuno maple looking color. but still same guitar with the stephens cutaway. headstock says it was manufactured in 2016 and its from indonesia. i have an n2 from korea and to be honest, the neck is easier to use and have easier access to the higher frets. the stephens cutaway on the n24 is kinda awkward as your tendency is to wrap your thumb around the neck. not keep it behind the neck and then change your hand position mid solo thus leading to f ups. and it starts at the 15th fret. most guitar cutaways don't start til the 16th or 17th fret of the guitar so its easier to reach upper frets. so the n24 to me is an acquired taste. i would say play it first before buying if you can because i only see the stephens extended cutaway being handy if you're playing live and hanging your guitar down to your knees like nuno does. then, it may help but other than that to me its kind of useless.

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