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Nile Rodgers has written, produced, and performed on recordings that have sold more than 500-million albums globally. Every hit record he’s produced has shared one essential element: the used 1960 Fender hardtail Stratocaster® Nile bought in a Miami music shop. Rarely is a single guitar so inseparably identified with its owner as The Hitmaker.

The Hitmaker features a 1960 alder body that is uniquely smaller and more contoured than a typical vintage Strat. The beautiful Olympic White lacquer matches the finish Nile sprayed on the guitar himself just after he acquired it in the early days of Chic. The custom ’59-profile one-piece maple neck has a 9.5” radius fingerboard, medium jumbo frets and a satin finish. A “Nile Rodgers & Chic” logo adorns the back of the headstock and a custom Hitmaker logo is stamped into the neck plate.

The Nile Rodgers Hitmaker single-coil Strat pickups are voiced to accurately replicate the quack, chime and bell-like clarity of the original Hitmaker. Other features include a hard-tail string-through bridge with period-correct bent-steel saddles, an eye-catching mirrored chrome-plated brass pickguard, locking Sperzel® tuners and a set of white speed knobs. The guitar also comes with a vintage-style case with Hitmaker-embroidered interior and a custom certificate of authenticity.

Color: Olympic White
Country Of Origin: US
Orientation: Right-Hand
Series: Artist Signature
Body: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material: Alder
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Headstock: Stratocaster®
Neck Construction: 4-Bolt Standard
Neck Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Gloss Headstock Face
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: 1959 "C"
Number of Frets: 21
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Side Dots: Black
String Nut: Bone
Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat® Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles
Control Knobs: White Speed
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Serialized with Custom Hitmaker Logo
Pick guard: 11-hole Chrome Plated Brass
Pickup Covers: White
Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
String Trees: Dual-Wing with Metal Spacers
Strings: Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403
Switch Tip: White
Tuning Machines: Sperzel® Locking
Bridge Pickup: Hitmaker Nile Rogers Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
Middle Pickup: Hitmaker Nile Rogers RWRP Strat®
Neck Pickup: Hitmaker Nile Rogers Strat®
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Potentiometers: CTS 250K
Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup

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ConditionBrand New (New)
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Brand
Model
  • Nile Rodgers Signature Hitmaker Stratocaster
Categories
Made In
  • United States
Pickup Configuration
  • SSS
Frets
  • Medium Jumbo
Nut Width
  • 1.625"
Color Family
  • White
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Fretboard Radius
  • 9.5"
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Alder
Wood Top Style
  • Opaque
Model Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Series
  • Fender Artist Series
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • String-Through
Artist
  • Nile Rodgers
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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