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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.

 

Model Name: Stratocaster
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat® Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles
Bridge Pickup: Hitmaker Nile Rogers Strat
Control Knobs: White Speed
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Fret Number: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Middle Pickup: Hitmaker Nile Rogers Strat RWRP
Neck Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Gloss Headstock Face
Neck Materials: Maple
Neck Pickup: Hitmaker Nile Rogers Strat
Neck Shape: 1959 "C"
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Pick Guard: 11-hole Chrome Plated Brass
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
Position Inlay: Black Dot
Scale Length: 25.5"
Series: Artist
String Nut: Bone
Tuning Machines: Sperzel® Locking
Case Bag: Deluxe Limited-Edition Hardshell with Embroidered Hitmaker Logo
Color: Olympic White
Trussrod: Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
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