Minneapolis native Eric Borash cut his chattering teeth (literally and figuratively) around the same local club scene of the late '80's that spawned The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, husker du and one-time employer, Prince.
Driven by a passion for music, and inspired by the writings of Craig Anderton, he was well-versed in electronic principles and engineering by his late teens. After completing college, he paid his requisite dues playing the clubs and beer joints of the frigid Midwest while operating a small amp shop on the side. It was during this period that, after rescuing an old Fender tweed amp from a trash heap, Eric developed an obsession with the great tube amplifier designs of the 1950’ s and ‘60’s.
The wealth of experience and insight gained through years both “behind the wheel” and “under the hood” of these classics is reflected in his creative philosophy to this day (his personal collection of vintage instruments and amplifiers is a little crazy, by some standards).
after a decade or so of "paying dues", Eric relocated to Nashville in 1997, where he has enjoyed a successful career as a professional guitarist. his studio credits include Radney Foster, eric church, the Warren Bros., Randy Rogers Band, Marc Broussard, Hank III and countless others (that was his playing on "bad things" by Jace Everett, featured as the theme to the hit HBO series “True Blood”, nominated for the “Best Soundtrack” Grammy). additionally, he has logged thousands of live network tv, radio and concert performances with some of music's biggest artists and tours.
eric has garnered a reputation as the “Chaperone of Tone” for Music City’s who’s who. From A-list studio cats to some of the most legendary figures in music, Eric is considered by many to be one of the best. His knowledge and understanding of great guitar tone has made him the “secret weapon” to some of the finest players in the business.
In addition to designing and building his own Ebo Customs line of tube amplifiers, he has worked extensively as a consultant and design engineer for some of the world's largest MI manufacturers, as well as several acclaimed “boutique” lines. The president of one such company fondly described him as “the Elvis Presley of tube amp designers.”