Eric Gales, one of the greatest electric guitar players on the planet, reveals he actually prefers playing acoustic

Eric Gales
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When you hear the name Eric Gales, you probably think of searing blues guitar lines and scorching scale runs, and for good reason: Gales undoubtedly has one of today’s most bountiful electric guitar vocabularies.

However, despite usually slaying from behind the fretboard of a Fender Stratocaster or his Magneto signature guitar, Gales is equally adept with an acoustic guitar in his hands. And, according to the man himself, he actually prefers playing the acoustic.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.