Gary Daniel Cook is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer, composer, and sonic architect based in Los Angeles, California. He has worked with internationally acclaimed artists across multiple genres including Sting and Joni Mitchell.
Gary’s compositions are featured in award-winning television shows including Pawn Stars, Saturday Night Live, Biography Channel’s documentary on The Who, ESPN Chicago Bulls Special, Fox Sports Road To The Final Four, and numerous others on ABC, NBC, CBS, History Channel, Travel Channel, Food Network, and E Network.
In addition to writing and publishing his own material, Gary has collaborated with award-winning songwriters - including Neal Schon of Journey. He is a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, and the MCA Records Superstar Talent Search. Early in his career (while still in high school), Gary opened shows for John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Canned Heat, Spencer Davis Group and other classic bands.
Gary is a graduate of the Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles, where he studied jazz guitar, harmony, composition, arranging, and recording/engineering. He graduated in the Top 2% of his class and was honored as the “Outstanding Guitarist of the Year.”
As a pioneer in music product demonstration, Gary has conducted hundreds of seminars and guitar clinics throughout the world for Roland, Boss, Yamaha and other musical instrument manufacturers. Roland enlisted Gary (along with guitar legend Allan Holdsworth and German guitarist Gundy Keller) to unveil the legendary Roland VG8. Gary created guitar sound presets for Roland and Boss products, composed and produced song demos for the Roland hard disk recorders, and filmed promotional videos for Roland’s Blues Cube Artist guitar amps. Gary was also instrumental in the development of the Yamaha DG Series guitar amps, Yamaha AG Stomp, and the Brian Moore iGuitar.
GDC continues to blaze a trail of his own in today's music industry with his versatile guitar playing and unique skill set.
See Gary performing on his Eastman AR610CE
What They Play
- Neck Material:Mahogany
- Fingerboard Radius:12"
- Neck Profile:Traditional Even C
- Nut:Bone 1 3/4"
- 1st Fret String Height:.022"
- 12th Fret String Height:Bass .078" & Treble .062"
- Fretwire:22 Jescar FW47104
- Scale Length:25"
- Body Style:Otto D'Ambrosio Signature Design
- Body Dimensions:14" x 2"
- Body Top:Solid Spruce
- Body Back/Sides:Solid Mahogany
- Truss Rod:Single Acting
- Binding:Top and Back
- Binding Material:Maple
- Logo:Maple Headstock
- Inlay:Pearl Thumbnails
- Hardware Color:Gold
- Tailpiece:Ebony ER Style
- String Spacing:2 3/32"
- Tuners:Gotoh SG301-20GG
- Knobs:Amber Speed Knobs
- Neck Pickup:Kent Armstrong HPAG-1G
- Bridge Pickup:Kent Armstrong HPAG-1G
- Pickup Height:3/32"
- Pickup Frame:Black Plastic
- Potentiometers:500K AudioTaper
- Output Jack:Switchcraft
- Strings:D’Addario NYXL .012 - .052
- Case:Hardshell Case