Paoletti and Guns N' Roses' Richard Fortus announce the Richard Fortus Signature #2

(Image credit: courtesy of Paoletti Guitars)

Italian builder Paoletti Guitars has announced the Richard Fortus Signature #2, the company's - you guessed it - second electric guitar collaboration with Guns N’ Roses' Richard Fortus.

Like all of Paoletti’s models, the new guitar boasts a body made of chestnut wood reclaimed from 130 to 150-year-old wine barrels - which, in addition to looking pretty cool, offers unique tonal qualities, according to company founder Fabrizio Paoletti.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.