Paoletti Stratospheric Loft Darrell Braun Signature Guitar, Relic Black
Paoletti guitars are absolutely extraordinary boutique guitars with a unique take on a tried and true, classic design. The beautiful brass split-design pickguard and aging on this Stratospheric Loft Darrell Braun Signature's awesome Black over Sunburst finish are very artistically done and the roasted maple neck looks, sounds, and feels fantastic.
The playability is absolutely off the charts. The meticulous attention to detail is immediately evident. 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.
This guitar's platform will look very familiar to fans of the earliest "Superstrats" - a vintage-style "S" type guitar modified with two humbuckers. Darrell Braun's specification for his signature guitar features Paoletti's awesome-sounding Rock II humbuckers in both the neck and bridge positions. This vintage-output set is nice and bright while having some great fullness and body across the 3 switch positions. These pickups are low-output enough to have some great clarity while clean, and can hit your pedals and amp with some solid punch to retain definition when overdriven. 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.
An extra feature that adds a ton of versatility and tonal possibilities is the addition of coil-splits on the volume pots on both pickups, allowing to get some classic single-coil tones along with the humbucker thickness and aggressiveness in series.
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 Darrell Braun
- Color: Relic Black over Sunburst
- Body: Reclaimed Chestnut
- Pickguard: Brass
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Neck & 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 Rock II 8.1k Alnico V Humbuckers (Neck and Bridge)
- Controls: CTS Pots - Volume (Push-Push Coil Split), Volume (Push-Push Coil Split), Tone
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Blade Switch
- Bridge: Paoletti OEM Tremolo
- Tuners: Kluson Deluxe
- Case: Paoletti Brown Leather Hardshell
- Handmade by Fabrizio Paoletti
- Serial #: 180522
- Instrument Weight: 7.7 lbs.
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Paoletti. This Darrell Braun Signature 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.