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.
Country Of OriginUS
Fingerboard Radius9.5" (241 mm)
Neck Construction4-Bolt Standard
Neck FinishSatin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish with Gloss Headstock Face
Neck Shape1959 "C"
Number of Frets21
Nut Width1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position InlaysBlack Dot
Truss RodVintage-Style Butt Adjust
Truss Rod NutVintage-Style Butt Adjust
Body FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Bridge6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat® Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles
Control KnobsWhite Speed
Neck Plate4-Bolt Serialized with Custom Hitmaker Logo
Pickguard11-hole Chrome Plated Brass
String TreesDual-Wing with Metal Spacers
StringsFender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403
Tuning MachinesSperzel® Locking
Bridge PickupHitmaker Nile Rogers Strat®
ControlsMaster Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
Middle PickupHitmaker Nile Rogers RWRP Strat®
Neck PickupHitmaker Nile Rogers Strat®
Switching5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Included AccessoriesDeluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Fret SizeMedium Jumbo
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
Shipping Height6.20 IN
Shipping Length43.50 IN
Shipping Weight20.30 LB
Shipping Width17.20 IN
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