05 May Nile Rogers Hitmaker Stratocaster
Fender release the signature ‘Hitmaker’ hardtail Strat.
Nile Rogers needs no introduction – guitarist, writer, performer and producer – and nor does his fabled ‘Hitmaker’ white Stratocaster that has been with him on his 40 year musical journey across 500 million albums sold.
The 1960 Fender hardtail Stratocaster he bought in a Miami music shop has contributed to his unique sound.
Now Fender has reproduced the guitar:
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.
Unique contour processing on a small alder body
Olympic White colour lacquer finish
Special headstock logo and Hitmaker engraved neck plate
Custom Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Single-Coil Strat Pickup
Vintage style hardtail bridge
Sperzel® locking tuners
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