Paoletti 112 Loft Series 2P90 review

Let Paoletti transport you to the rolling hills, history and culture of Tuscany with a direct link to a classic wine or two. Oh, and the company makes rather fine guitars! Time for a taste…

Paoletti 112 Loft Series 2P90
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

There might be a lot of competition for boutique builds in this style and the price might be steep, but this Paoletti is one persuasive instrument when you get it in your hands, and there are plenty of custom options to tailor it exactly to your liking.


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    Excellent simplistic, vintage-inspired build.

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    Vibe-y aesthetic from finish and antiqued metal parts.

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    Excellent platform for those pickups.

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    Plenty of custom choice.


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    The Paoletti experience isn’t cheap, but then neither are the guitars when it comes to their build and sound quality.

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It’s not the first time Guitarist has featured a bashed-up looking offset electric guitar based on Fender’s late-’50s classic – and we doubt it’ll be the last. But to dismiss Paoletti as yet another bandwagon-jumping boutique builder is rather unfair. Based in Tuscany with family roots in the wine-making industry, Fabrizio Paoletti creates designs based on chestnut wood reclaimed from wine barrels.

These Paoletti instruments are available worldwide, and have some impressive users and signature artists – plus, they seem endlessly customisable. Our Loft Series 112 is just one example that can be ordered in a wide range of colours and different pickup configurations. 

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.