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Archive of Vintage Instruments
Feel free to drool! This collection of images exemplifies the kinds of vintage gear that can be routinely found in our store. Although these instruments have been sold, be sure to check our current inventory to see what we have in stock now.
GryphTube - Videos of instruments, Appraisals, Repairs & More
While you can see videos of instrumnents on the instrument pages, Here you can find them all gathered together. You will also find Richard's appraisals from Antiques Roadshow, The videos made by our Repair Department and some the other tidbits we have made.
Radio Gryph - All of our instrument Sound Files
Are you one of those people who likes to click around and listen to all of the sound files? Now you can find them all in one set of pages that you can sort by instrument.

Gryphon Stringed Instruments

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

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

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Our Location

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




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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!