The N4 Authentic, ordered by Ishibashi Gakki in 2012 and produced in a limited edition of only 30 pieces, has miraculously arrived!
The N4 is Nuno Bettencourt’s iconic guitar.
The N4 Authentic is a faithful reproduction of the original N4, which is now retired from the stage and has been used countless times on stages and recordings as his most beloved instrument since its appearance in the 90’s. The N4 Authentic is based on his own N4.
The neck shape was profiled based on his own N4, and the Floyd Rose unit was designed to eliminate the arm-up function by incorporating a block.
The N4 was produced with thorough attention to detail, including the replacement of the 5th and 6th string pegs.
This model officially made the Authentic a regular model, and the one we have just received is a rare prototype of the Authentic.
There is a very slight amount of fret wear, but there are no signs of having been played, and there is a possibility that it was mainly owned for appreciation/collection purposes.
The guitar may have been owned mainly for appreciation/collecting purposes, and therefore, is in very good condition overall.
The strap has been replaced with the Dimarzio clip-lock strap that was included in the campaign at the time. For Nuno fans, this is a rather complete update.
The original strap pin is also included, so it can be returned to its original shipping condition.
This is a very popular model that sold out very quickly when it was sold new, and then disappeared as soon as it hit the used market.
There is even a possibility that there will never be another one in such good condition.
This is a unique opportunity for those who know the value of this guitar.
It comes complete with all accessories, including the original hard case, certificate of authenticity, and arms.
If you have been looking for this guitar for many years, or if you are looking for a piece with specifications closer to his original N4, please contact us as soon as possible.
* This guitar has been tuned down a semitone to match Nuno’s specifications. (10-46 gauge strings are used)
* We are sorry, but due to the nature of this product, we will not be able to offer this item at other Ishibashi Gakki stores or locations. Please contact Ishibashi Gakki Shibuya store for any inquiries.
Product rank: A: Beautiful. There are some minor scratches.
Year of manufacture: 2012
Country of manufacture:USA
Case: Hard Case/Genuine
Fret Remaining: 80%-90%.
Truss Rod: Tighten/Loosen direction
Neck Condition: No problem
Other Accessories: Arm, Certificate, Wrench
Note: Other accessories are shown in the pictures only.
Please read carefully
* This item is a used item, only one of the actual item is available.
* There are scratches, dents, etc. due to use that are difficult to see in the pictures. Please understand in advance.
* In addition, because it is listed in multiple malls, there is a time lag in the sales situation and inventory situation, there is no real time.
Therefore, there is a possibility that the item has already been sold at the time of order.
*** The shipping cost to most countries is included in the listed price ***
All musical instruments we sell have been checked and adjusted for playability. The pictures in the listings are of the actual item so please have a look for an idea of the cosmetic condition. As they are used instruments they may or may not have some scratches or wear to the finish. Please note: Ishibashi will not accept returns or refunds in the case of dents, scratches, or cosmetic wear that were orignally detailed either in the pictures or description. Thank you for your understanding.
Condition: Some scratches, dents and marks. If you would like to know more about this specific instrument, or have general questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Accessories: Please confirm the picture.
Precautions for electronic instruments that use a power supply
The voltage in Japan is 100 V, it is different from most of other countries, you need confirm the voltage of your country and in some cases you have to get locally an adaptor for converting the voltage before use it in your country.
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