Eric Gales is a celebrated guitarist, and as both a left-handed player of extraordinary ability, not to mention an expressive vocalist, he is often compared to Jimi Hendrix. However, Eric has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound of his own, one that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Eric Johnson.
In this video, Gales performs “Swamp” with bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Will Calhoun. Gales wrote the song, which is presented on his upcoming album, and the trio performed it, as shown here, for John Page Classic Presents, at Nuthouse Recording in Hoboken, New Jersey.
For the performance, Gales plays the Ashburn from John Page Classic. Designed by John Page, a cofounder of the Fender Custom Shop, the Ashburn is a production guitar built to spec, set up in the U.S. by John Page–authorized techs and backed by a Lifetime Performance Guarantee. The Ashburn delivers elite custom design for only $1,499 (MSRP).
John Page’s resume includes building legendary guitars for artists such as Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, David Gilmour, Elliot Easton and Cesar Rosas. He has also designed guitars in conjunction with Harley Davidson, Playboy and Jaguar automobiles. His work has earned him prominent attention in several books as well, including The Dream Factory: Fender Custom Shop, by Tom Wheeler, and other leading books on Fender and Fender Custom Shop.