650.493.2131
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About Gryphon Stringed Instruments

Gryphon specializes in high-quality acoustic and electric stringed instruments, and we take pride in our top-notch service staff, well-educated sales people, and a product line that caters to the discriminating musician, regardless of price range. We have been in business since 1969 under the same ownership. With the exception of amplifiers, we can repair anything we sell right here in our own service department.

» The Gryphon Staff
Everyone who works here has a love for fine instruments and a fascination with the world of music. You'll find our sales people honest, friendly, and opinionated. None of them are paid on commission, so there's never an incentive to sell you more than you need.
» meet our staff

» The Founding Flounders
Who runs this place?? Well, in a manner of speaking, that would be the owners, Richard Johnston and Frank Ford. (Of course, they're the first to admit that they'd be lost without Nancy Thomas, Gryphon's office manager, human resources director, and all-around MVP Friday through Monday - but not in that order...
» read more about them

» Service and Repair Department
Our service department has an international reputation as one of the best in the business, and can perform all manner of work from instrument set up to complete vintage instrument restoration.
» read more about our service dept

» Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about our products and services? Please take a look at our FAQ, and if you don't find your answer there, contact us!

Gryphon Stringed Instruments

Our Hours

Monday through Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact us

Our Location

211 Lambert Avenue
at the corner of Park and Lambert
Palo Alto, California 94306
650.493.2131

New Ebay Auctions this week

posted Jul 28, 2014

Fresh Auctions Every Week!!




1975 Martin D-35 Project Guitar





2001 AER Acousticube IIa 200 watt 1x8

The Gryphon Advantage

posted Jul 07, 2014
One of the things that makes Gryphon special is something, or someplace, most people never see: our repair department. Before we put an instrument out for sale, we set it up for optimum playability. We guarantee that you will have an instrument that will play correctly. If we can't adjust it, we will not sell it. Our six full time technicians stand behind that guarantee. They can also repair and modify your instrument in the future. If you purchased it here, you will get a 25% discount on labor.

The Latest Book with Richard

posted Nov 27, 2013

Here has been another in-depth review of the book in the March issue of Bluegrass Unlimited.



You can read it online here.



Richard wrote 5 of the 11 chapters. Gryphon supplied many of the photos and provided the 1860s Harp guitar profiled in the book.



You can buy a copy at the Gryphon online store!

At your request, Richard will be happy to sign it!

Read more...

Lock-It Straps Make it Easier to Relax

posted Sep 24, 2013

Using a patented design, these Lock-It straps eliminate the hassle of using metal strap locks to keep your instrument securely connected to your strap, and to you. You don't have to put special strap buttons on your instruments, and you can switch to a conventional strap whenever you want. Lock-It straps are made in the USA, and are currently available from the Gryphon Mercantile.

What a guitar!

posted Jul 16, 2013

This Taylor Custom GC with figured bubinga back and sides was featured on the back cover of Taylor's Wood & Steel magazine! We have it here and you can buy it from us!