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Stringed Instrument Rentals

Want to try something new but you're not quite ready to buy another instrument? Gryphon has rentals and we would be happy to set you up with something to get you moving down that musical road. We also have guitars in kids sizes. Sorry, no kid sized fiddles.

We require some information about you, a deposit and the first month's rent. We take your credit card number and charge you the monthly rent, each month, until you bring it back.

Here is the best part. When you bring the instrument back you can apply up to three months rent towards the purchase of a similar instrument. You also get your deposit back. For example, if you rent a guitar for three months that's $75 in rent credit and $75 in returned deposit. That's $150 that you kind of forgot you saved!

The rates are as follows...

  (steel & nylon)
  (Full size only)

$25/month, $75 deposit
Electric Guitars w/amp
$35/month, $100 deposit

Call ahead and make sure that we have what you are looking for - 888 493 2131

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

New Ebay Auctions this week

posted Jul 21, 2014

Fresh Auctions Every Week!!

1978 Martinez & Presa Argentine classical project guitar

1953 Gibson GS-1

c. 1966 Harvey Thomas Riot King

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!


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!