Introducing the brand new Unified Guitar Works Arbiter. The Arbiter is inspired by the design and hardware of the Les Paul Junior as a starting point but is made unique & distinctive by new aesthetic and technical tweaks including being crafted from chambered bamboo with aluminum front and back plates…

An authority on grit and growl, definitive in its attitude. The Arbiter delivers everything you’d expect from a LP style guitar, but adds the focused resonance that only the Unified aluminum/bamboo hybrid body construction can provide. The aluminum/bamboo construction emphasizes the bitting, but balanced overtones that the Lollar Imperial humbucker’s deliver. With a classic 50’s style wiring circuit on tap, the Arbiter can also dial in clean, clear, smooth jazz and blues tones.

Unified Guitar Works is a brand new line of electric guitars from luthier Bill Paukert made out of Warren, Rhode Island in the US. “Two years ago, I decided to leave my job as an industrial designer to begin working in earnest on building what I love – guitars. I’ve been working on instruments for myself and friends for the last ten years, and it finally felt like I had a clear idea of what I wanted out of a new guitar. I’ve decided to launch my business under the name Unified Guitar Works”

“After many months of development, prototyping, and user testing, I’ve refined three designs based on classics, but still unique to Unified. All three use a top and bottom plate of aluminum, sandwiching a chambered bamboo core to create a sound that’s been described as focused, resonant, snappy and articulate.”

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  • Body: Bamboo, chambered, semi-hollow
  • Top & back: Aluminum
  • Neck: Maple
  • Scale length: 25-1/2″ / 648mm
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Radius: 10″-16″ compound radius
  • Frets: 21 standard jumbo
  • Nut: Bone, 1-11/16″ width
  • Number of Pickups: 2
  • Pickups: Lollar Imperial humbuckers
  • Controls: 3 way pickup selector, bridge volume and tone, neck volume and tone
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic, brass saddles
  • Tuners: Gotoh Oval
  • Total weight: 8.4 lbs. / 3.8 kg
  • Country manufactured: USA

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