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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 06-21-2008, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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New Guitar Day- Limited Edition N4

Well, I got a great deal on this. I had to sell pretty much everything else to pay for it (I try and work a zero sum game on my guitar hobby) but it's worth it. I used to work at Washburn and had a N4 back then that I liked too, but this one is even better.

White stain on Swamp Ash with aged copper hardware. Really cool up close- almost bronze looking. I really like it on the White, and it just stands out a bit. So here are some pics for the interested:



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Re: New Guitar Day- Limited Edition N4

Great score! I really like the hardware, is it a finish or plating?
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Re: New Guitar Day- Limited Edition N4

Really nice axe. I have wanted one of those for a long time, though I have never had one in my hands. Can you compare the neck to anything else, e.g., a Strat, or a JEM?
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Re: New Guitar Day- Limited Edition N4

I've always liked the Nuno washburn range too, very nice guitar

keep the kid away from the guitar!!!! lol
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Re: New Guitar Day- Limited Edition N4

Very special combo there with the white and the copper. I like it. It's nice. Wasn't there also an N4 that was covered in suede once? I liked that one.

I'm curious about the neck, too.

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Re: New Guitar Day- Limited Edition N4

I'm also interested in the neck dimensions.
Please compare it to a JEM neck.
And the Stephen's Extended Cutaway, how do you compare it to the AANJ.
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Re: New Guitar Day- Limited Edition N4

Very nice.

I have a custom N2 and I have a spot reserved for when I find that "Davies" N4.
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Re: New Guitar Day- Limited Edition N4

'Davies' N4?

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'Davies' N4?

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Stephen Davies as in the "Stephens Cutaway" built the first run of N4s out of his shop in Seattle. Those models are called "Davies" models.

-From Wikipedia

The N4 was the result of a collaboration between Nuno Bettencourt, Washburn and the Seattle-based luthier Stephen Davies. It has since become Nuno Bettencourt's main guitar. It's part of the Washburn guitars N-series (Nuno Bettencourt Signatures) which includes the N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6 and N8 (no N7 to this date, N8 being an "N4 times 2" since it's a double neck).

The design was finalized during mid 1990 and released by Washburn guitars in December 1990. Although it had 'Washburn' stamped on the headstock and sold by Washburn guitars, the first models were actually hand made by Davies' workshop in Seattle from the end of 1990 to the beginning of 1992. After that, Washburn started producing it in its own custom shop in Chicago.
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Re: New Guitar Day- Limited Edition N4

ahhhh its the one I want more than any other Washburn
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Re: New Guitar Day- Limited Edition N4

What's the difference between those and the Washburn-made N4s, then?

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What's the difference between those and the Washburn-made N4s, then?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washburn_N4

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lol Cool, I'm going to read that!

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Re: New Guitar Day- Limited Edition N4

Those are some interesting differences. Especially the output jack. The flush mounted one is so much better, imo.

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Re: New Guitar Day- Limited Edition N4

Congrats and welcome to the N4 club..

I LOVE both of mine



For me they are simply the best instruments I've played in my 30+ yrs of playing.
Sorry guys ,but for me they're better than the Jems I've owned..
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