Adam is our in store repairer at Castle Hill, and takes great care and interest in repairing the customers' instruments. He also plays keyboard and has been a teacher with us.
How did you get into repairing?
piano player, I applied for a teaching position at Maxx Music and taught for two terms. I was already quite friendly with the boss as I am in a band with his son, so I was approached to do guitar and instrument repairs as the technician at the time was moving on to another job. The rest is history.
2. Favourite Gig you’ve played/ Favourite Gig you’ve been to?
Favourite gig that I’ve played would have to have been my 21st birthday which doubled as a small music festival with a bunch of sick bands. It’s a great thing to have so many talented friends who love music as much as I do. My favourite gig that I’ve attended would have to be Primus earlier this year. It was truly wild and Les Claypool is a prodigy.
3. Tell us how it works when someone comes in for repairs?
Generally when someone brings in an instrument for repair, I make sure to ask as many questions as I can, so that we can reach a result that the customer is happy with. It’s a satisfying feeling when someone gets their guitar back and their face lights up with excitement.
4. What’s the coolest instrument you repaired?
It would be very difficult to pick just one. I love any vintage instruments that come through, especially an obscure brand or something with an interesting story behind it.
5. What’s some advice you’d give people about looking after their guitars?
Maintain your guitar to a standard that you’re happy with, but don’t be afraid to let it develop character. Your guitar is going to get scratches, it’s going to rust, it’s going to change. Nothing lasts forever so enjoy it whilst you can and get the most out of it.