Washburn Nuno Bettencourt Nele Deluxe Guitar, Ebony Fretboard, Flame Maple Top

$ 2559.99

With it’s figured maple top, birdseye maple neck and gold hardware you might think the Nele Deluxe is all show, but this guitar is made to rock. The Nele is the latest collaboration between Nuno Bettencourt and Washburn.

You will love the playability of this guitar with its fast neck, extended cutaway design and 22 fret fingerboard. That great tone you are hearing comes from the Seymour Duncan® Vintage Stack® in the neck position and a Bill Lawrence L-250 pickup in the bridge position. The sonic range of those pickups is taken up a few notches with the 6-tone mod that is standard on the Nele. The 6-way “Freeway Ultra” switch gives players access to the three common settings and then three additional hot-rod options. Each Nele is custom-built in the Washburn USA custom shop.

Designed and played by Nuno Bettencourt

“I’m excited about the Nele and it’s multitude of tones. Not only the traditional approach to the single coils, but the 6 position switch opens up new creative possibilities. Already used it in the new extreme album. “
– Nuno

Seymour Duncan® Vintage Stack® and Bill Lawrence L-250 pickups

The Seymour Duncan® Vintage Stack® is designed to deliver a classic, warm, punchy tone without the traditional single coil hum and is built by hand in Santa Barbara, California.

The Bill Lawrence L-250 brings you single coil dynamics and sound with humbucker warmth and cleanliness.

6-way “Freeway Ultra” Switch

  • Position 1 – Neck Pickup
  • Position 2 – Bridge Neck Pickups
  • Position 3 – Bridge Pickup
  • Position 4 – Both Pickups in Series In Phase
  • Position 5 – Both Pickups in Series Out of Phase
  • Position 6 – Both Pickups in Parallel Out of Phase

Swamp Ash Body with a Figured Maple Cap

Swamp Ash is both light and resonant, and offers firm lows, pleasant highs, slightly scooped mids and excellent sustain.
The highly figured Maple cap on this guitar gives it a tonal mix all it’s own, and looks great too!

Body & Construction

  • Body Wood: Swamp Ash
  • Top Wood: Figured Maple
  • Type: Electric Guitars
  • Style: Single Cut Solid Body


  • Controls: 1 x Volume
  • Pickups Neck: Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack (STK-T1N) | Bridge: Bill Lawrence L-250 (L-250TB)
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Pickup Selector: 6-Way “Freeway Ultra”


  • Color: Natural
  • Finish: Matte


  • Neck Wood: Birdseye Maple
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Nut Black: TUSQ XL
  • Nut Width: 43mm
  • Scale: 25.5″


  • Hardware: Gold
  • Bridge: Gotoh® GTC201
  • Tuners: Grover® Exclusive 18:1 Gold


  • Case: Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.6 lbs