Fabrizio Paoletti has built uniquely crafted custom instruments for many of the world’s greatest artists, including Keith Richards, Richie Sambora, Brian May, PhilX, Bruce Springsteen, Slash, Joe Walsh and many others.
Like many works of art, Paoletti Guitars grew out of a strong connection to the past and an artist’s active imagination for the future. Based in Tuscany, Italy, where the Paoletti family once produced Chianti red wine, Fabrizio Paoletti’s thirst for craftsmanship has been passed down through the generations. In the spirit of reverence, and wanting to make the best use of the materials at hand, Fabrizio began to make use of the ancient wine barrels left over from the old family business. Much of this supply consists of 130-170 year old Chestnut, and it was soon realized that the reclaimed wood gave his instruments a unique and impressive sound.
With a variety of models and options to choose from, Paoletti Guitars makes it possible to design an instrument that will bring out your personal best. Like the complexity of a fine vintage wine, each instrument contains a full bouquet of harmonic resonance emanating from the mix of ancient Chestnut body wood, high-end components and hand wound pickups.