Frank Gambale (born December 22, 1958 in Canberra, Australia) is an Australian guitarist who started playing guitar at the age of seven. Influenced by Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall and Eric Clapton, he begins to blues. As a teenager, he discovers Chick Corea, who will push him to go to the jazz style.
In 1982, at the age of 23, he decided to go out on his own and go to study at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Hollywood. He is awarded the prize for the best student of the year and the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) offers him a teaching position that he will occupy for 4 years. In addition to his classes he plays with his own group in the local jazz club and publishes his first book "Speed Picking".
In 1986 he signed a contract for 3 albums with a small company named Legato and began his solo career. He was recruited the same year by Jean-Luc Ponty for a series of concerts. Shortly after, he auditioned for Chick Corea, his childhood idol, and it was then that a collaboration that lasted 6 years and 5 albums began, culminating in the awarding of a Grammy award and two nominations for the first time. Grammy. The support of Chick Corea makes him a guitarist recognized worldwide. "Playing with Chick was like my dream came true," Frank said.
That year Ibanez offered him to be representative for his guitars, and this collaboration culminated in the creation of four models signed Gambale, FGM100, FGM200, FGM300 and FGM400, guitars become untraceable and therefore sought by the nostalgic.