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Paoletti Stratospheric Loft HSS Guitar, Relic Blue


Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to welcome Paoletti Guitars into the family. Handmade over in Italy these are absolutely extraordinary boutique guitars with a unique take on a tried and true, classic design. The pickguard and relic job are very artistically done and the birdseye figuring on the neck and fretboard is unreal! This one came together quite nicely.

The playability is absolutely off the charts and we love the blue finish and tasteful (but intense) relic job on this one. 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 (the figuring on the neck and fretboard really is spectacular). It's a guitar that really gets the job done and sounds absolutely phenomenal! The fretwork is something to marvel at and the neck is expertly carved from top to bottom.

As far as the tone, it sounds like an old-school hot-rodded strat 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 handmade, which gives them a lot of the same sort of magic that was found in some of the most iconic Strats of yesteryear. They're designed to sound like a beautiful vintage single-coil set and the humbucker has an awesome classic rock vibe to it. With every aspect of this guitar, it's extremely evident that each person that had a hand in building this takes immense pride in their contribution. Everything is done very precisely and carefully thought out.

Who needs a Ferrari when you can have the Ferrari of guitars? hehe

Handmade in Italy by master builder Paoletti Fabrizio, these really are special instruments that have that "masterbuilt" feel to them.

Manufacturer's Description

Here is a Paoletti Loft Series which features their signature 150 year old Chestnut body, ROASTED birdseye maple neck, and Paoletti handmade pickups.



  • Model: Stratospheric Loft Series
  • Color: Relic Blue over Sunburst
  • Body: Reclaimed Chestnut
  • Pickguard: Brass


  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Neck and Fretboard: Roasted Birdseye Maple
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Fretboard Radius: 12"
  • Neck Profile: Medium C 
  • Depth @ 1st Fret: 21mm
  • Depth @ 12th Fret: 24mm
  • Frets: 22, Medium


  • 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 Paoletti Fabrizio
  • Serial #: 110020
  • Instrument Weight: 8.3 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Paoletti. This Stratospheric Loft is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival