While the Washburn N4™ is undoubtedly the most well known extended cutaway guitar model, it was not the first extended cutaway electric guitar ever produced, nor in my opinion was it the best extended cutaway guitar ever made. The Steve Davies designed, Washburn produced EC 29 and EC-36 models as well as the EC-26 Atlantis model were built well before N4ís™ ever existed, and Stephenís brand extended cutaway guitars are quite simply superior to any other extended cutaway ever built with the possible exception of the N4ís™ built at Stephenís Stringed Instruments.