The neck has 22 jumbo frets and dot inlays, with the exception of the N4E-MNM Mourning Widows model and the XX model, which have Mourning Widows logo-shaped inlays.
The N4 neck is a bolt-on type using an unusual mounting system, the Stephen's Extended Cutaway®, invented by Seattle luthier Stephen Davies and licensed by Washburn.
It features a five-bolt curved joint, intended to give the player greater access to upper frets while maintaining proper and comfortable hand position, due to its 'heel-less' design.
Our products reflect the hard-working spirit of the Washburn employees who craft and design each guitar. I found one for sale and cant find anything on line execpt that it was a first addition and only made for 2 years. Thanks I actually have a Force30 - believe this are all MIJ strat copies. I found someone at Elderly Instruments in Lansing MI (if you have never been and love guitars - you have to pilgrimage someday) who said that these were not very expensive (relatively) at the time but that they are pretty rare - which may mean something. I've restored the original "tweed" case and had the neck re-adjusted.
With a Washburn, youre confident knowing that each guitar represents the absolute finest quality at the best possible price i have a washburn d12. Unfortunately it has a nice chip in the paint on the heel - which there is no way I'm going to try and match but otherwise it's a great guitar.
thx for help Mu daughter hasn't used this guitar in 20 years so I had it set up and it sounds wonderful serial number 0079 . its got a rosewood back and sides and solid spruce top.
need to know if top and sides are solid or laminate and what year.Actually, his primary N4 (alder) bears an L500XL Bill Lawrence USA pickup—made before Bill Lawrence left the company—rather than the more recent L500.Although similar in appearance, there is controversy among fans over which pickup is genuine in sound to the original pickups Bettencourt used.It has a 22 fret neck and the color is candy apple red...thanks and looking forward to some feedback.The Washburn N4 is an electric guitar model, developed in collaboration between Nuno Bettencourt, Washburn and the Seattle-based luthier Stephen Davies.:( i have this guitar and can't find any info on it anywhere can any one help here the serial number is K830293 its got one double pick-up at the bridge,...it worth anything.