(This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Mendes and the second or paternal family name is Bettencourt.) Nuno Duarte Gil Mendes Bettencourt (born September 20, 1966) is a Portuguese-born American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the Boston rock band Extreme. He has since recorded a solo project called Schizophonic as well as with bands he founded including Mourning Widows, Population 1, DramaGods, The Satellite Party (headed by Jane's Addiction's then-former frontman and Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell), and then reunited with Extreme to record new music and tour. Washburn Guitars sells a line of Nuno Bettencourt custom guitars.