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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...Click To Read More About This Product
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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
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fret size: Narrow jumbo
Number of frets: 21
Nut width: 1.62" (41.3mm)
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
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
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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