650.493.2131
Hours: Mon - Thu 10:30am - 8:00pm  -=-  Fri - Sat 10:30am - 5:30pm  -=-  211 Lambert Ave., Palo Alto, Ca 94306,  650-493-2131  -=-  Contact us
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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

Lock-It Straps Make it Easier to Relax

posted Sep 19, 2014

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.

Ebay Auctions This Week!

posted Sep 11, 2014
Fresh Auctions Every Week!!




1966 Gibson ES-330

The Gryphon Advantage

posted Sep 09, 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.

This Week's Ebay Auctions

posted Sep 08, 2014
Fresh Auctions Every Week!!






c.1968 Warren White classical Brazilian rosewood project guitar NR

New Ebay Auctions this week

posted Sep 01, 2014
Fresh Auctions Every Week!!




1921 Martin AK All Koa Mandolin





1968 Martin 0-16 NY Guitar Project





pre 1990 West German Violin kit project