Washburn NELESTD-M Nele Standard Electric Guitar, Natural Swamp Ash

Washburn

$2,599.00 $3,755.00

The Nele is a collaboration between Nuno Bettencourt and Washburn. This bold instrument is inspired by some great vintage instruments, but this is far from traditional. It delivers more tonal options and a feel that is far faster and enticing than its forerunner.

The Nele Standard features a natural-grain swamp ash body, equipped with a Seymour Duncan® Vintage Stack® in the neck position, a Bill Lawrence L-250 bridge pickups, and an innovative 6-way “Freeway Ultra” switch. The new tone 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.

Features:

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 "FREE-WAY 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

Swamp Ash is both light and resonant, and offers firm lows, pleasant highs, slightly scooped mids and excellent sustain.

 

Specifications: 

BODY & CONSTRUCTION

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

ELECTRONICS

  • 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"

NECK

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

HARDWARE

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

OTHER

  • Color: Natural
  • Finish: Matte
  • Additional Info: Deluxe Hard Case included