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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: '91 N4 - Partial Davies?
« on: February 05, 2014, 09:32:14 PM »
Interesting.  Than maybe this is one way to tell who put the transitional models together.  If it looks like yours it was assembled in Chicago, if it has the "Davies" attributes than it was assembled in Seattle.   

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: '91 N4 - Partial Davies?
« on: February 04, 2014, 08:22:57 PM »
Your guitar has me puzzled.  As you stated, it doesn't have a lot of the "Davies" attributes (i.e. barrel jack, different back plates, etc) but it obviously was made at the end of 1991.  However, here are pics (from the N4 Forum by Funky Munky) of a 1992 that has the attributes.  Why would a later model look more like a "Davies" than an actual 1991?  I'm confused. 

http://www.armleg.com/funkymunkymusic/viewtopic.php?t=283&start=0&mforum=funkymunkymusic

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: Davies serial numbers: new info?
« on: February 03, 2014, 11:01:09 PM »
bump

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: '91 N4 - Partial Davies?
« on: February 03, 2014, 11:00:08 PM »
Man, that's interesting.  I think you're right about this being a transitional model.  I've heard of them over the years but never really saw one. 

I'm interested in your full-on Davies.  I'm trying to figure out why some have the year at the end of the serial #.  I have two, both made in July 91 and both have all the Davies attributes but the year is at the beginning of the code.  Is 91 at the beginning or the end of your #?

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: WTB: N4
« on: February 02, 2014, 10:48:49 PM »
I have one...Alder 1991, beautiful condition

Pictures can be found here..
https://plus.google.com/photos/100519304535299549701/albums/5973744059758995169?authkey=CIqggaGJlrTwYg

email me if you're interested.
I don't think that's a '91.  What's the serial#?

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: Which N-series is this?
« on: January 25, 2014, 06:03:51 PM »
I think I faintly see an SEC which would make it an N4.

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Davies serial numbers: new info?
« on: January 24, 2014, 10:14:27 PM »
Common knowledge is that Stephen Davies N4's were made in 1991.  However, not all 1991 N4 serial numbers have the same code order.  It seems that early 91 N4's have numbers with the year at the end of the number code (i.e.  xxxx91) and later 1991 models have the year at the beginning (i.e.  91xxxx).  Recently, someone extremely knowledgeable and respected in the N4 world recently implied that 1991 models with the year at the beginning of the number chain were not built by Davies in the Seattle shop but were built in the Washburn Chicago factory. 

The reason I bring this up is because I see many 91 N4's, with the year at the beginning of the SS#, yielding top dollar because they are advertised as Davies models, when in fact they may not be.  Any thoughts or further info?

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: Looking for N3/N4 with maple fretboard
« on: November 29, 2013, 10:30:17 AM »
This one has been up for months on the GC website.  You could probably get it for a steal because GC doesn't like to keep used stock for long. 

http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-WASHBURN-NUNO-BETTENCOURT-N4-109078389-i3182825.gc

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: My 2nd N4, this time in ash
« on: November 09, 2013, 10:24:06 AM »
was this the one in the Guitar Center used classifieds recently?

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: White N4
« on: October 17, 2013, 09:38:27 PM »
Over a month and no replies. What happened to all the N4 guys?

Hey, man.  Sorry for not getting back to you.  I'm still not sure that Washburn ever had a white N4 in production.  Looking into when Boogie Street first made them available through their shop.

I'm interested in this also. 

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Will an N2 case fit an N4?
« on: June 29, 2013, 03:25:30 PM »
Has anyone done this?  Does an N2 have the same exact dimensions as an N4?

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: Show us your N4 Davies!
« on: June 29, 2013, 03:21:26 PM »
Beautiful guitars Nevusofota!
Thanks Clean!  I just got my Model T back from getting a few upgrades.  I had jumbo stainless steel frets installed, added a compound radius fret board, and had a hard satin finish put on the back of the neck.  The thing is now an AMAZING guitar!!  I've played $3K Fender Custom Shop Teles that don't play and sound as good as this one.

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I've used Gibson toggle switch tips on my N4s a time or two.  Perfect fit.  As for volume pot knobs, www.stewmac.com/ is a good place for these as well as many other parts.  For all your kahler needs, go here www.wammiworld.com/p8530.php.  I haven't purchased anything from them as I haven't needed any replacement parts, so I cannot speak about their service.

And, lastly, for a cheap Washburn N4 case, I think you'll just have to keep your eyes open for one to pop up on ebay.  Create a saved search for "Washburn N4 case" and ebay will email you once one pops up....saves you from having to constantly monitor ebay.

Good luck!
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Thanks for the info.  Hmmm I was told the Gibson pu knob had different threads.  Ill take it off one of my LP's and give it a try. 

I'll try stewmac for the volume knob.  Do you think they will have the exact one?

I went to wammiworld for a term arm for the kahler but they make them different now.  There is no bend in it awayw from the body.

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: N4 with 2 knobs?
« on: June 14, 2013, 07:25:43 AM »
I think it is a Davies (control cavities, SEC roll, Kahler trem) with a blocked trem (evident in the pic of the back trem cavity).  So the previous owner no longer needed the locking nut which led to needing a string tree.  I've noticed a few Davies recently with blocked trems, I even purchased one.  I see this trend because many of thy young players are down tuning and trems just aren't used as much in today's modern rock. What a shame  ;)
I wouldn't purchase the guitar unless they took $700 max.  I still see Davies N4's around for sale, just takes patience.  I bought two in the last 2 years which were in excellent condition.  I only paid $900 for a mint Davies last year.

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N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Where can I get parts for my Davies N4?
« on: June 10, 2013, 11:36:24 PM »
I recently picked up my second Davies N4 and need the following:

white/cream pu selector knob with the appropriate threads
volume knob
tight fitting case 
Kahler Steeler trem arm

It used to be easy to get accurate parts when the "old" Funky Munky store was around.  Jon really new his stuff.  Where should I go now? Direct from Washburn?  I contacted them a few months ago and the case was around $250  :o

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