Gary Cooper, Electric Guitar, 1971


Gary Cooper
The Story Behind

Gary Cooper, luthier and guitar guru, passed away in January 2001 in a car accident. Gary worked at Alembic in 1973, at the beginning of the Wall of Sound time. He left Alembic and started his own guitar brand 'Oasis' in Sacramento, CA. This lasted about 5 years with a production of some very fine guitars most of the time custom made. After that he was a guitar technician at Skip's Music in Sacramento for about 30 years.

This is one of Gary's early creations and is a fine example of his craftsmanship. Everything on it is hand made. The brass on this guitar alone must weigh 10 lbs.

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