Nile Rodgers: “Bernard Edwards hated my sound with a big fat jazzy guitar… he talked me into buying a Strat!”

Nile Rodgers
(Image credit: Fender)

“I had so much fun, man!” grins Nile Rodgers, speaking to Guitar World about the new promotional video he recorded for the Fender Acoustasonic campaign

In the footage he can be seen orchestrating an entire song, with different electric and acoustic sounds or blends thereof, with just one single Strat-shaped instrument. If the Big F were looking to emphasize the versatility of their new modern hybrid, they certainly went to the right musician…

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).