Affordable Washburn Nuno Relics

Amongst a swathe of new Washburn guitars that are due to hit the UK very soon are two electrics that will get Extreme fans rather excited. A relic´d N4, Nuno Bettencourt´s signature model for over 15 years, has been available for a while now, but Washburn have announced affordable relic´d version of both the N1 and N2.

Here´s the full release, giving details of all new Washburn guitars that will be imminently released by Sound Technology.

Sound Technology are proud announce the arrival of the Nuno Bettencourt N1 Relic and N2 Relic Limited Edition models. These extremely playable and versatile guitars are perfect for the up and coming guitarist of any genre or any Bettencourt/Extreme fan. Both are ‘aged´ to look like Nuno´s iconic Washburn N4 Relic. The N2 Relic also features the guitarist´s trademark Bill Lawrence L500 bridge pickup and push/pull coil tap. The N1 Relic will retail at £299 inc VAT, the N2 Relic at £499 inc VAT. All models will be shipping in April 2009.

The solid top Washburn D10S is claimed to be the world´s best selling acoustic guitar, offering superior tone, craftsmanship and value. Now the D10S and D10SCE will be available in a gorgeous Tobacco Sunburst at no extra cost. April also marks the arrival of the D10S´s younger sibling, the D9, to UK shores. The D9 and the D9CE feature a laminate top rather than the D10's solid top but carry the same superior craftsmanship and represent remarkable value for money, starring at just £129 RRP inc VAT.

The ever-popular Washburn WD32 dreadnought guitars will also be shipping in two new finish options from April. The WD32S and WD32SCE will be available in Black and Tobacco Sunburst also at no extra cost.

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Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Total Guitar magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.