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Fender Custom Shop Nile Rodgers Tribute Hitmaker Stratocaster
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The Fender Custom Shop limited edition Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster guitar is a very special recreation of the œHitmaker”the well-worn 1960 St...Read More
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The guitar that launched a 100 hits.
The Fender Custom Shop limited edition Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster guitar is a very special recreation of the œHitmaker”the well-worn 1960 Stratocaster played by Chic co-founder and revered session ace Rodgers on countless chart-topping songs.
Rodgers affectionately nicknamed Hitmaker is a 1960 Stratocaster with a 1959 neck. He got it for a trade-in long ago at a small shop in Miami Beach, Fla. Exceptionally light in weight, it has a maple fingerboard and bears a well-worn white finish. Rodgers says it doesnt sound like any other Stratocaster in the world. The Fender Custom Shop Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster features a light alder body and one-piece straight-grain maple neck, with a 9.5-radius maple fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, three Custom Shop 1969 single-coil Stratocaster pickups, five-way switching, chrome-plated brass pickguard, three white œspeed knobs, vintage-style hard-tail bridge, locking Sperzel tuners and a worn Relic lacquer finish in Olympic White.
Many might not recognize the name, but make no mistake”the sounds of Nile Rodgers and the Hitmaker are virtually inescapable. As a guitarist, producer, composer and arranger, his sales have topped more than 100 million albums over a career now in its sixth decade, and hardly a day goes by when you dont hear music to which he has contributed in some invaluable way, very often with the Hitmaker in hand. He wrote the book on disco/R&B guitar in the late 1970s with Chic and Sister Sledge, propelling both acts to the top of the charts with unerringly radio-friendly musicianship, songwriting and production chops.
A torrent of innumerable session, writing, production and film music credits commenced in the 1980s and continues today, with Rodgers making essential contributions to work by David Bowie (Lets Dance, 1983), Dianna Ross (Diana, 1980), Debbie Harry (Koo Koo, 1981), Duran Duran (œThe Reflex and œThe Wild Boys, 1984; Notorious, 1986), Madonna (Like a Virgin, 1984), INXS (œOriginal Sin, 1983), Robert Plant (The Honeydrippers: Volume One, 1984), Jeff Beck (Flash, 1985), Thompson Twins (Heres to Future Days, 1985), Mick Jagger (Shes the Boss, 1985), Al Jarreau (L is For Lover, 1986), Steve Winwood (Back in the High Life, 1986), B-52s (Cosmic Thing, 1989), the Vaughan Brothers (Family Style, 1990), Michael Jackson (œMoney, 1995) and many others. More recently, Rodgers and the Hitmaker contributed to 2013 hit albums True by Avicii and Random Access Memories by Daft Punk, including the formers multi-platinum hit, œGet Lucky.
- Body shape: Double cutaway
- Body type: Solid body
- Body material: Solid wood
- Top wood: Not applicable
- Body wood: Alder
- Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: C custom
- Neck wood: Maple
- Joint: Bolt-on
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Truss rod: Standard
- Neck finish: Gloss
- Material: Maple
- Radius: 9.5"
- Fret size: Narrow jumbo
- Number of frets: 21
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut width: 1.62" (41.3mm)
- Configuration: SSS
- Neck: Custom hand-wound Stratocaster
- Middle: Custom hand-wound Stratocaster
- Bridge: Custom hand-wound Stratocaster
- Brand: Fender Custom shop
- Active or passive: Passive
- Series or parallel: Series
- Piezo: No
- Active EQ: No
- Special electronics: None Modern wiring
- Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
- Pickup switch: 5-way
- Coil tap or split: No
- Kill switch: No
- Bridge type: Fixed
- Bridge design: 6-saddle
- Tailpiece: Vintage-style non-tremolo hard-tail
- Tuning machines: Sperzel locking
- Color: Chrome
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: Relic treatment
- Case: Hardshell case
- Accessories: Cable, strap, certificate of authenticity
- Country of origin: United States
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