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Paoletti Stratospheric Lounge HSS Semi-Hollow Guitar, 5A Roasted Curly Maple Fretboard, Natural

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Paoletti Stratospheric Lounge HSS Semi-Hollow Guitar, 5A Roasted Curly Maple Fretboard, Natural

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Paoletti guitars are absolutely extraordinary boutique guitars with a unique take on a tried and true, classic design. This gorgeous Lounge series Stratospheric HSS is even more special than usual - this one's a semi-hollow with the classic f-hole, as well as an absolutely spectacular 5A roasted curly flame maple neck.

The playability is absolutely off the charts. The roasted maple neck makes clear that the guitar is handmade, as the meticulous attention to detail in crafting them is immediately evident. 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, yet optimized "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.

Handmade in Italy by master builder Fabrizio Paoletti, these really are special instruments that have that "masterbuilt" vibe, and this one is no exception. 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!

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What makes a Paoletti guitar unique is the careful selection and use of aged chestnut woods, preserved and reclaimed from our 130+ year old wine barrels. The vibrations that a semi-hollow chestnut body generates is one of a kind in frequency, harmony, and offers tonal sustain across the full harmonic spectrum.

Here is a semi-hollow Paoletti Stratospheric Lounge Series equipped with a Roasted Maple neck and Paoletti OEM hardware.

Paoletti Pickups are handmade and manufactured 100% in house. Wired to the guitar's electronics with a 22 AWG tinned cloth wire, each pickup is coated with a wax layer to maintain integrity and to protect from any external interference. And best of all, they're built to last!

The Stratospheric Loft HSS guarantees satisfaction for every musician looking to own a real piece of our family's history and for that one-of-a-kind guitar that really stands out from the crowd. By choosing our Italian artisan guitars, you're not only investing in an instrument of unparalleled quality but also contributing to sustainable practices. We repurpose the chestnut wood from old wine barrels, breathing new life into these historical materials and reducing waste. It's a commitment to preserving our planet while indulging in the joy of music.



  • Body Wood: Chestnut
  • Body Finish: Natural
  • Structure: Semi-Hollow with F-Hole


  • Neck Wood: 5A Roasted Curly Flame Maple
  • Fretboard Wood: 5A Roasted Curly Flame Maple
  • Truss Rod: Double Action
  • Inlays: Pearloid
  • Frets: 22
  • Radius: 12"
  • Frets: Dunlop 6110 width .103" Crown 0.46"
  • Scale: 25.5"


  • Bridge: Vibrato by Paoletti
  • Strap System: Dual Lock Strap Lock
  • Tuners: Kluson Deluxe
  • Hardware Finish: Brass


  • Pickups: Paoletti Single Coil 60's (Neck & Middle, output 7.9K Alnico 5), Paoletti Humbucker Rock II (Bridge, output 8.1K Alnico 5)
  • Controls: Volume x1 Tone x2 (CTS POTS, CRL SWITCH)


  • Case: Paoletti Hard Case & COA
  • Instrument Weight: 7 lbs
  • Serial #: 229623


Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Paoletti. This Stratospheric Lounge 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.