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Repairs and Restorations

stringed instrument repairsGryphon Stringed Instruments offers all manner of repair, from stringed instrument set-up through major repairs and restorations of vintage instruments.

We are a Martin and Taylor Authorized Service Center, and can complete most warranty work on the premises. You will find that the quality of our service and the experise of our staff differentiate Gryphon from many other stringed instrument dealers.

» Our Services
We offer everything from instrument set-ups to full-scale restoration. We specialize in high-quality acoustic and electric stringed instrument repairs and maintenance. Gryphon has a well-deserved reputation for quality and honesty.
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» Our Repair Staff
Each of our staff members is highly trained, committed to quality of work, and passionate about stringed instrument construction and repair.
» meet the fellers.

» Our Fearless Leader
Frank Ford has been around for eons. No, really, we mean it. Frank is arguably the most well-known stringed instrument repairman the world has ever known, thanks in large part to his enormous website, www.frets.com.Learn more about his site, articles he's written, and find answers to commonly asked repair questions...

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

New Ebay Auctions this week

posted Aug 18, 2014
Fresh Auctions Every Week!!




1973 Martin D-18 Project Guitar





c 1906 Washburn Brazilian Rosewood Bowlback Mandolin Project

New Ebay Auctions this week

posted Aug 11, 2014

Fresh Auctions Every Week!!




c. 1920 Hawaiian Guitar Koa Parlor guitar





1951 Epiphone Deluxe Regent Arch top guitar

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.