Hair metal survivor, Extreme string bender and tour guitarist for pop stars such as Katy Perry. Bettencourt has been going strong for around 33 years and counting and for most of that time he's been playing his Washburn Signature model with the smaller body shape. The N-series is Washburn's longest going signature model and they offer it in a variety of options, concerning body wood, pickups and ranging from cheap beginners models to top end custom shop models. But apparently Bettencourt has discovered the charms of a tele. It apparently has a clever six way switch which offers a multitude of tonal options.