Whoa, Nele: Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt collaborates with Washburn on signature T-style with six-way pickup switching

(Image credit: Washburn)

We’ve always been big fans of the Nuno Bettencourt’s signature Washburn N4. Now, after decades of exclusively playing that design Bettencourt and Washburn have collaborated on a new electric guitar model, the T-style Nele.

The new custom-built, US-made model is available in standard and deluxe versions and features a single-cut natural-grain swamp ash body with extended cutaway, Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack neck pickups and Bill Lawrence L-250 bridge pickups.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.