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    Fender Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Olympic White

    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.


    Type Solid Body
    Colour Olympic White
    Orientation Right Handed
    Number of Strings 6
    Body Shape Stratocaster
    Body Material Alder
    Body Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Material Maple
    Neck Shape
    1959 C
    Neck Finish
    Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Gloss Headstock Face
    Fretboard Material Maple
    Number of Frets 21
    Fretboard Inlays
    Black Dot
    Fret Size
    Medium Jumbo
    Fretboard Radius
    9.5 (241 mm)
    Nut Material Bone
    Nut Width
    1.625 (41.3 mm)
    Neck Pickups
    Hitmaker Nile Rogers Strat®
    Middle Pickups
    Hitmaker Nile Rogers RWRP Strat®
    Bridge Pickups
    Hitmaker Nile Rogers Strat®
    Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
    6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat® Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles
    Sperzel® Locking
    Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
    Case/ Bag Deluxe Limited-Edition Hardshell with Embroidered Hitmaker Logo

    Fender Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Olympic White


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