Paoletti Stratospheric Loft HSS Guitar, Roasted Maple Fretboard, Firemist Purple
Paoletti guitars are absolutely extraordinary boutique guitars with a unique take on a tried and true, classic design. The pickguard and aging on this one's awesome Firemist Purple over Sunburst finish are very artistically done and the roasted maple neck is both aesthetically pleasing and feels fantastic.
The playability is absolutely off the charts. It truly feels like a handmade guitar (because it is truly handmade) in all of the best ways. The meticulous attention to detail is immediately evident. This is much more than just a cool instrument to look at. It's a guitar that really gets the job done and sounds absolutely phenomenal! The fretwork, which needs to be of the highest standard for a guitar of this price point, more than meets expectations - the craftsmanship is something to marvel at and the neck is expertly carved from top to bottom.
Tonally, this guitar is an old-school hot-rodded "S" type axe through and through. It's vintage in tone and modern in feel. The bridge pickup is nice and bright while having some great fullness and body to it. It'll handle distortion really well and can hit your pedals and amp with some solid punch to retain definition even when heavily saturated. The neck pup is rich, warm, and creamy. The middle gives you some twang and spank while still having a good bit of bass response as well. The pickups are hand-wound, which gives them a lot of the same sort of magic that was found in some of the most iconic guitars of yesteryear. They're designed to sound like a beautiful vintage single-coil set and the humbucker has an awesome classic rock punch to it. Everything is done very precisely and carefully thought out. Who needs a Ferrari when you can have the Ferrari of guitars?
Handmade in Italy by master builder Paoletti Fabrizio, these really are special instruments that have that "masterbuilt" vibe, and this one is no exception.
The Paoletti Loft Series features their signature 150 year old Chestnut body, roasted maple neck, and Paoletti handmade pickups.
- Model: Stratospheric Loft Series
- Color: Purple Firemist over Sunburst
- Body: Reclaimed Chestnut
- Pickguard: Brass
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Neck and Fretboard: Roasted Maple
- Scale: 25.5"
- Fretboard Radius: 12"
- Neck Profile: Medium C
- Depth @ 1st Fret: 21mm
- Depth @ 12th Fret: 24mm
- Frets: 22, Dunlop 6110
- Bone Nut
- Pickups: Paoletti 60's 7.5k Alnico V Single-Coils and Rock II 8.1k Alnico V Humbucker
- Controls: CTS Pots - Volume, Tone, Tone
- Pickup Selector: 5-Way Blade Switch
- Bridge: Paoletti OEM Tremolo
- Tuners: Kluson Deluxe
- Case: Paoletti Brown Leather Hardshell
- Handmade by Fabrizio Paoletti
- Instrument Weight: 7.8 lbs.