Paoletti Guitars Richard Fortus Signature Custom Leather Jr - Black Crocodile - Hand-Wound Pickups and Ancient Reclaimed Chestnut Body
Paoletti Guitars Richard Fortus Custom Leather Jr.
Hand-Made, Custom Boutique Electric Guitar
Crafted from 130-170 year old reclaimed Chestnut!
Paoletti Guitars is proud to announce a very special instrument, created in collaboration with Richard Fortus – guitarist for legendary rock and roll band Guns N’ Roses! This unique guitar features many Paoletti trademark specifications including an ancient reclaimed Chestnut body from the Paoletti family stash, beautiful custom brass, leather and crocodile themed appointments, custom hand-wound pickups and shotgun shell knobs. But these signature instruments have been further customized with special wiring that makes the volume control extremely responsive and dynamic – almost like having a gain control right on the guitar. Roll back for clean, roll up for crunch, roll up even more for higher gain settings. It’s all there right at your fingertips – extremely useful to those of you who prefer a single channel amp setup. Additional appointments unique to this model include a stunning, highly figured Roasted Maple neck with reverse headstock, and reverse bridge/pickup angle for a sweeter, more balanced overall tone.
Paoletti Instruments was established by Fabrizio Paoletti in 2005. These custom boutique electric guitars are inspired by the most iconic designs in rock history and each one is meticulously handcrafted in Italy using ancient Chestnut wood from the Paoletti Family's Chianti barrel reserve.
Like many of the finest creations, Paoletti Guitars grew from a strong understanding of the past and an artist’s thirst for creativity. Based in Tuscany, Italy, the Paoletti family were producers of fine Chianti during the 19th Century. With reverence for the past while at the same time wanting to make the best use of the materials at hand, Fabrizio Paoletti began tapping his supply of the 130-170 year old Chestnut wood, formerly used to craft wine barrels for the old family business. He quickly realized that this well-seasoned wood gave his instruments a unique and impressive sound.
Features of the Paoletti Leather Series Richard Fortus Signature Custom Leather Jr
- Reclaimed Chestnut Body Wood (130-170 years old)
- Black Crocodile Italian Leather Top
- Roasted AAAA Curly Maple Neck
- Comfortable “Medium C” Profile
- 21 x Frets
- 12″ Radius
- 25.5” Scale Length
- Bone Nut
- Vintage-style Hardware
- Paoletti OEM Reverse Tele Bridge
- Kluson Tuners
- Brass Pickguard and Control Plates
- Volume and Tone Controls w/Custom Wiring
- 3-way Pickup Selector
- Paoletti Hand-Wound P90 Pickup 7.5K alnico V (neck)
- Paoletti Hand-Wound Reverse Slant Pickup 7.5K alnico V (bridge)
- Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish
- Hardshell Case with Certificate of Authenticity