Paoletti instruments® was established in 2005 as the natural evolution of their guitar luthier and amplifier tech activities. Inspired by the shapes of the most iconic guitars in rock history, they started handcrafting guitars using 130-150 year old chestnut woods, coming from Paoletti Family's Chianti wine barrels reserve.
Like many of the best creations, Paoletti Guitars grew out of a strong understanding of the past and an artist’s active imagination for the future. Based in Tuscany, Italy, where from the end of the 19th century the Paoletti family once produced Chianti red wine, much of that thirst has been past down to Fabrizio Paoletti. In the spirit of paying reverence to the past and at the same time making the best use of the materials at hand, Paoletti began to make use of the ancient wine barrels left from the old family business. With many of these being made of 130-150 year old chestnut wood, it was soon realized that this gave the instruments a unique and impressive sound.