"Paoletti instruments® was established in 2005 as the natural evolution of my guitar luthier and amplifier tech activities." Inspired by the shapes of the most iconic guitars in rock history, we started handcrafting guitars using 130-150 years old chestnut woods, coming from Paoletti Family's Chianti wine barrels reserve.
Like many of the best creations, Paoletti Guitars grew out of a strong understanding of the past and an artist’s active imagination for the future. Based in Tuscany, Italy, where from the end of the 19th century the Paoletti family once produced Chianti red wine, much of that thirst has been past down to Fabrizio Paoletti. In the spirit of paying reverence to the past and at the same time making the best use of the materials at hand, Paoletti began to make use of the ancient wine barrels left from the old family business. With many of these being made of 130-170 year old chestnut wood, it was soon realised that this gave the instruments a unique and impressive sound.
The Paoletti Stratopheric Wine Series features their signature from 130-150 year old reclaimed Chestnut body, Honduras Mahogany neck, Macassar Ebony fretboard, Brass pick guard, and Paoletti Strato 60s pickups. Includes a tweed hardshell case and a signed COA. Made in Italy.
- Lefty available
- No nails on Body
- Modern machine head
- NOS Silver Pickguard
- Gold finish pickguard
- Floyd Rose bridge
- Gold or Nickel hardware finish
- BODY MATERIAL Chestnut Body 130/150 years old
- NECK MATERIAL Mahogany Neck with Ebony Fretboard
- NUMBER OF FRETS 22
- FINGERBOARD RADIUS 12"
- SCALE LENGTH 648mm
- BRIDGE Gotoh vintage style bridge
- TUNING MACHINES Kluson or Gotoh tuners
- PICKUP Paoletti Pickups strat 60 & Humbucker Rock II
- PICKGUARD Brass pickguard
- WEIGHT 3,5kg to 4,5kg
- CASE Hard-case
- MISC Certificate of warranty & authenticity
NOTE! These instruments are sometimes made to order and the normal lead time is 6-10 weeks. Instruments in stock can be shipped within 48hrs