Washburn EA20SNB Nuno Bettencourt - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Sitka Spruce Top, Rosewood Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Fishman Electronics - Natural
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Designed with the Help of Nuno Bettencourt

Washburn and Nuno Bettencourt teamed up to create the EA20SNB acoustic-electric guitar, and you'll be surprised by the rich tone and projection you get from this thinline jumbo body style. If you've experienced Nuno's amazing playing, you've probably seen him playing one of his Washburns. You'll find the EA20SNB incredibly comfortable and easy to play, even over long performances. Built-in Fishman electronics make sure you sound your best in any venue. Much more than a signature model, the Washburn EA20SNB is a value-packed performer for any guitarist.

Washburn EA20SNB Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Rich, bold tone with a thinline design
  • Ready to perform with built-in Fishman Isys+/301T electronics
  • Washburn Festival series guitars are modern classics
Rich, bold tone with a thinline design

More than just a great looking instrument, the EA20SNB's thinline jumbo body with florentine cutaway is ready to exceed your expectations. It's comfortable to wear and play, and the thinner body helps fight resonant feedback onstage. Rosewood back and sides topped with solid Sitka spruce give you rich, wide-ranging tone, while X-scalloped spruce bracing enhances projection and tonal balance.

Ready to perform with built-in Fishman Isys+/301T electronics

The EA20SNB sports Fishman's Isys+ preamp and 301T pickup system, ready for you to plug in and rock out. It's got a built-in tuner, bass and treble tone controls, and a phase switch. Fishman is a leader in acoustic amplification, bringing you dependable performance that pros rely on every day.

Washburn Festival series guitars are modern classics

You may not have even noticed, but Washburn's Festival series guitars have been top sellers ever since they were the main guitars used on MTV's "Unplugged" series. From new players looking for their first guitar to seasoned players always on the lookout for a great-playing instrument at a great price, countless players like Nuno Bettencourt have discovered the value in Washburn's Festival series.

Washburn EA20SNB Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Nuno Bettencourt signature model
  • Alaskan Sitka spruce top with rosewood back/sides for a wide tonal range
  • Built-in Fishman electronics with convenient tuner
  • Thinline jumbo body style helps resist onstage feedback
  • Quartersawn X-scalloped spruce bracing enhances projection and tonal balance
Any player can appreciate the value in the Washburn EA20SNB!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Thinline Jumbo
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Solid Alaskan Sitka spruce
Back & Sides Wood Rosewood
Body Bracing Quartersawn X-scalloped spruce bracing
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Grover 18:1 tuners
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.693"
Electronics Fishman Isys+/301T with built-in tuner
Strings D'Addario Light , (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number EA20SNB

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After a bit of a wait, this guitar arrived minutes ago thanks to Mike Godlove and team. Excellent setup. I went with D'Addario Nickel Bronze Strings and what a great choice! Whether it's the punch of the strings and/or the meticulously designed thinline body, this guitar packs a punch, acoustically. It's as loud as a Breedlove that I have and the quality of sound is superb. Articulates well at low volumes with fingerstyle and has a nice bite with a Joe Bonamassa pick. The Fishman onboard electronics, which I ran through an AER acoustic amp into a Bose L1 (I know, overkill!) gave a delicate, balanced and thoroughly omnipotent presence with no feedback. Very little string squawk and nice thin neck. Feels more like an ES-335 in shape and touch, but of course, tons lighter. I give Mike and team five stars on this one. There are many fine lower end guitars on the market today-this is one of the tops.
Music background: Professional
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