Nuno Bettencourt says he recorded with a seven-string for the first time on this new Extreme track

Nuno Bettencourt used an N7 seven-string guitar on new track X Out – here he plays another signature model, the 4N
Nuno Bettencourt plays another signature model variant, the 4N (Image credit: Tim Mosenfelder / Getty)

Nuno Bettencourt has revealed that he recorded using a seven-string guitar for the first time on Extreme’s new album, Six

In a new interview with MusicRadar, Bettencourt states that for the most part, his gear choices on the record remain unchanged, with the notable exception of two of the album's tracks: Small Town Beautiful and X Out

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.