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Product Reviews

Gryphon Welcomes Laney Amplifiers (Feb '13)

New Pickups: LR Baggs Lyric and Trance Audio Amulet M (Feb '13)

Collings Archtop Prototypes (Nov '12)

CDs aren't Dead (In the YouTube Age) (Nov '12)

Get the Guitar of Your Dreams (May '12)

L. R. Baggs Five-0 Ukulele Pickup (Nov '11)

is the Uke the Perfect Gift? (Nov '11)

Souldier Straps (Oct '11)

Hiscox "Liteflite" Cases (Oct '11)

The Daily Ukulele (Oct '11)

Calling All Gibson Fanatics! (Oct '11)

Taylor GS Mini: Tiny and Toneful (May '11)

Small Nylon-string Guitars: They're Not Just for Kids (May '11)

How to Get Your Collings Electric in a Major Guitar Magazine (Feb '11)

New Acoustic Amp from Vox (January '10)

New Book Offerings (December '09)


The Folk of Gryphon

Gryphon Staff Member Hits the Roads (Oct '12)

Collings Factory Visit (Oct '12)

Michi's Version of a Harp Guitar (Feb '11)

New Brian Michael 79 Custom (Feb '11)

Michi's Latest Masterpiece (Dec '10)

Repair Shop Projects (Dec '10)

Gryphon Luthier Builds Guitar for Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer, James Williamson (April '10)


Instrument Tales

Gryphon's Haul from Hall E at NAMM (Feb '13)

Roy King Comes Home (Nov '12)


About US

New Repair Guys (May '12)

New Repair Guys (May '12)

The Gryphon Sales Staff (May '12)

Meet Erik (Oct '11)

Wedding Bells Have Been Clanging at Gryphon (Oct '11)

Meet the Latest Member of Gryphon's Repair Dept. (May '11)

Gryphon instructor sends photos from "somewhere in the Persian Gulf" (April '10)


About our Suppliers

Ukes Make Great Gifts (11 '12)

Pictures from an Exhibition: Another NAMM Show (Feb '11)

Taylor Gears Up (Feb '11)

Ome Celebrates 50 Years of Building Fine Banjos (Feb '11)

The Winter Namm Show (January '10)

Winter 2009 NAMM Report

It's All About Wood, Even At NAMM


Knowledge Base

Choosing a Guitar for Vocal Accompaniment

Achieving Beatle-y Guitar Tones


Site Information

Gryphon Gift Cards (Nov '11)

Easiest Holiday Shopping Ever (Nov '11)

Save Gas and Still Get Stuff from Gryphon! (May '11)

Radio G R I F, More Soundfiles On GryphonStrings.com (May '11)

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Our Hours

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

Happy New Year!

On Monday December 31st we are open from 10:30 - 4:00.

Gryphon's Haul from Hall E at NAMM

What's With All-Koa Guitars?

Are they just big ukuleles with 6 steel strings? Actually, guitars made with koa tops as well as koa back and sides were some of North America's earliest flattop guitars with steel strings, because of the Hawaiian music fad of almost 100 years ago.