Arran Adair builds under the name of Adair Guitars – Mild-mannered secondary school teacher by day, guitar builder and guitarist by night.
“The Great Guitar Build Off has seen me travel through time and space in 2021 and become a ring bearer in 2022. This year will see me in the No Limits Invitational category making a guitar for you!
I have been building electric guitars in my backyard shed for the past five years and have been playing the guitar for 35 years. I have always had a love of woodworking and making or fixing things myself. Combined with creating Youtube videos, I have found the perfect creative outlet. I love the challenge of bringing ideas to reality and wondering what if?
My guitars have included a number of themed or ‘inspired by’ guitars, as well as more traditional builds. I’m moving towards building electric guitars exclusively using Australian timbers and materials.”
Arran was also the Winner of the Great Guitar Build Off 2022 Scratch Build category.
Body Woods: Northern silky oak with wood veneers. Guitar top and control cavity cover – recycled blackwood.
Neck Woods: Recycled blackwood with northern silky oak inlay on headstock.
Fret Markers: Abalone
Scale Length: 25.5″
Fretboard Radius: 12″
Frets: 22 standard nickel silver frets.
Finish: Wipe-on polyurethane with a furniture wax polish.
Pickups: Alagree Chameleon humbuckers. 6 output options for each pickup, controlled by two 3-way mini toggle switches and push/pull pots on the volume and tone controls. Standard 3-way pickup lever switch.
Other Electronics: Momentary kill switch with blue LED.
Hardware: Wilkinson tremolo WVS 50IIK and Gotoh locking tuners.
The Invitational ‘No Limits Build’ for 2023 stipulated that Guitars are to be built with no less than 50% recycled materials. In addition, the moeny raised from ticket sales will be split as follows:
12.5% Prize Draw Fees and Licensing taken off the top. The remainder is split:
(a) 5% of the proceeds will be put up as 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for the 3 public categories.
(b) 45% going to The Great Guitar Build Off
(c) 50% will go to one of the good causes chosen to benefit in 2023
Dan Ciminskie has chosen to support Jessie’s Fund with his guitar.