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Lessons, Classes, and Instrument Rentals

Gryphon offers ongoing group classes every season for a variety of instruments and musical styles. We also offer one-day workshops from touring musicians and local talents, and we offer private lessons on nearly every stringed instrument from our experienced teachers. Be sure to keep an eye out for the latest workshops, as these sometimes come up at the last minute and can be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
» Gryphon Teaching Staff for Individual Lessons
Yes, Gryphon offeres learning opportunities and lessons are available from any of the instructors listed here (with the exception of Carol, who only teaches groups). Scheduling and payment for private lessons is done directly with the instructor, so call the numbers listed below to get started.
» Group Classes
start four times a year (sort of on the quarter system), and usually last ten weeks with a one-hour lesson each week. It's like going to school again, but more fun. If you are on our mailing list, the class schedule also appears in our Gryphon Gazette .
» One-Day Workshops
are also offered by visiting artists and instructors, usually on Saturdays. Sometimes members of the Gryphon teaching staff also offer one-day classes. You can purchase tickets in advance to reserve your place, either by phone or mail.

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
Toll Free: 888.493.2131

New Ebay Auctions this week

posted Mar 10, 2014

Fresh Auctions Every Week!!

1964 Martin 00-16C Classical Guitar

2 Vintage Banjo-ukulele resonators, new old stock

Vintage Vega Resonator Banjo Project (resonator only)

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!


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!

Don't Change That Dial!

posted Jun 19, 2013

This Friday, June 21st, Derek is hosting the "Aquarium Drunkard" show on Sirius Radio Channel 35. It will be a show of 60's Soul music. How cool is that?

The two-hour show is running at 9am and 9 pm