American musician Nile Rodgers’ guitar to be auctioned for around $ 40,000
Earlier this month a guitar played by Eric Clapton was in the spotlight, now it’s Nile Rodgers and some of his guitars to go under the hammer. The instruments that belonged to the leader of the group Chic will be auctioned in December at Christie’s. Some of them might even reach five digits. For Nile Rodgers, “Every guitar has a unique story. Let’s dance. “” This is the guitar Stevie Ray Vaughn played on the Let’s Dance album. David only booked 21 days. And I swear David didn’t think we were doing this. [whole] album. He thought maybe we were just, maybe, rhythm tracks, and something like that. But he couldn’t believe we were going through so fast, ”Nile Rodgers said of the spell.
Another Stratocaster that Nile Rodgers created in collaboration with Fender is also on sale. He was inspired by his favorite guitar, “The Hitmaker”, which he bought in 1973 from a Miami Beach pawnshop. “I didn’t know the guitar was going to shape my destiny,” he told Christie’s. The instrument offered for sale is a prototype developed by the guitarist to capture “the magic of The Hitmaker”, according to Christie’s. The auction house estimated it between $ 4,500 and $ 6,500.
Nile Rodgers’ impressive collection of guitars will be available on December 16 at a major New York auction dedicated to the musician. Proceeds will go to the We Are Family Foundation, a charity founded by Nile Rodgers and his partner, Nancy Hunt, in the aftermath of September 11. The foundation is dedicated to “creating programs that promote cultural diversity while nurturing and nurturing the vision, talents and ideas of young people who are positively changing the world”.
It is a cause that is of great importance to Rodgers. “These are kids that come out of nowhere,” he said in a press release, “and you realize how brilliant they are. They just need help. We travel the world and let’s find these kids and help amplify their voices and messages. I couldn’t think of a better motivation to sell my guitars “