Nile Rodgers - Fender Stratocaster

Funk legend Nile Rodgers bought the Stratocaster he calls "The Hitmaker" in 1973.  It is the combination of a 1959 body and a 1960 neck.

The classic Chic riffs like "Le Freak" were played on the neck pickup with a bit of compression.

According to Rodgers: "My style is actually based on a jazz technique known as the George Van Eps style, which teaches you how to play all of your inversions on sets of three strings, up and down the neck. Even if I finger six notes, I’m always concentrating on only playing three at a time."

1959 Fender Stratocaster - White

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