Minnesota native Eric Borash cut his teeth in the Minneapolis scene of the '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 repair 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 classic tube amplifiers of the 1950’ s and ‘60’s. An epic, lifelong journey down this “rabbit hole” resulted in a staggering “best of the best” collection, and a treasure trove of first-hand knowledge.
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.
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, Kacey Musgraves, The 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”). Additionally, he has logged thousands of live network tv, radio and concert performances with some of music's biggest artists and tours.
Eric has simultaneously garnered a reputation as one of the premier designers/technicians in the industry. His knowledge and understanding of great guitar tone has made him the “secret weapon” to the top musicians, producers, and artists in the business.
In addition to designing and building his own EBO CUSTOMS line of tube amplifiers, he has also worked extensively as a consultant and design engineer for other M.I. manufacturers.
Eric has no hobbies, outside interests, or fraternal affiliations. Haha!!!