Chicago, IL – June 24th, 2019 -Lyon & Healy Corporation was pleased to partner with Paoletti Guitars and our dealers Gruhn Guitars (Nashville), Make’n Music (Chicago), Bananas at Large (San Rafael, CA) and Heartbreaker Guitars (Las Vegas) for special in-store appearances by Richard Fortus of Guns N’ Roses. Check out the YouTube video of his appearance at Heartbreaker Guitars.
He presented his Paoletti Richard Fortus signature model guitar, as well as shared a few stories from his varied career. Richard has played with everyone from Enrique Iglesias, Rhianna, and N’Sync to Thin Lizzy, The Psychedelic Furs and The Crystal Method. He has been with Guns n’ Roses for the last 18 years and is presently on a break from the current “Not In This Lifetime” tour (one of the highest grossing tours in history).
Paoletti Guitars are handmade in Tuscany, Italy, using chestnut wood reclaimed from 130 to 150-year-old wine barrels, the effect being layers of tone and sustain that feed a guitarist’s sound. Richard’s signature model features a black croc pattern Italian leather top, roasted curly maple neck, aged pick-guard, and handmade pickups. Contact us for sales and dealer information.