1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior
A Very Clean Example of a Classic Guitar
New eBay Auctions
Treasures From Our Attic To Yours
New Rules to Visit Us
Appointments Needed for Repairs
1957 Gibson Les Paul Junior
A Very Clean Example of a Classic Guitar
New eBay Auctions
Treasures From Our Attic To Yours
New Rules to Visit Us
Appointments Needed for Repairs

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Martin OM-28 Steel String Acoustic Guitar New
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2003 Monteleone Radio Flyer Mandolin Used
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2020 '51 Fender Nocaster Relic Ron Thorn Masterbuilt Solid Body Electric Guitar Used
  • $5,700.00
1994 Santa Cruz Guitar Co. H Koa Used
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New Tim Frick Rosewood/Spruce Tenor New
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1963 Vega Pete Seeger PS-5 5 String Used
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1951 Gibson ES-150 Arch-Top Electric Guitar Used
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2020 Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce 12-String Acoustic Used
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Local Shop, World-Renowned Experience

Frank Ford and Richard Johnston, seasoned veterans in the industry, founded Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, CA in 1969.

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Instrument Repair and Services

Visit The Workshop for information about repair, instrument setup, consignment and appraisals.

The Workshop

I bought this gorgeous Taylor from you a couple years ago, and I just wanted to say I love this guitar more than I can say. Many thanks.

David Flower

I’ve been searching for a great banjo for many years and thanks to you I’ve found one!  What a joy it is to hear an instrument for the first time and instantly know that it’s got the sound that you’ve been searching for. I knew I’d be going home with this banjo the moment I heard it!

Anyway I thought you would enjoy knowing how much joy it has brought me already and I know that it will for years to come! Thank Alex for his great assistance with the purchase of this wonderful instrument and the whole Gryphon crew for creating such a great store! VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER!!!!

Frank Worman

Ostensibly just dropping off a refret, but so much more and just great to talk with real, live cool people and dear friends, and get to play so many beautiful instruments again. And just gab about everything and anything.

It was a fantastic visit, I heartily recommend such a trip (was that really only 90 minutes?) to my Bay Area friends to reconnect with so much of what's been missing these days. Thanks to All. 🙂 👍🏽 ❤️ 🎶

Larry Chung

Gryphon News

Our Current eBay Auctions

We started our eBay auctions as a way to clear out the impressive collection of instruments needing work, and the parts to fix them, that have acc...

Uhoh...Oahu!

Here’s a fun old Oahu squareneck with a pretty serious problem. It’s a laminate top with a bolt through each wing of the bridge. As the top relaxe...

Carr Amplifiers

We are proud to carry Carr amplifiers, which  are crafted in Pittsboro, North Carolina by Steve Carr and his talented crew. They boast unique circu...

Eastman 300 Series Mandolins back in Stock!

We are very excited to announce the arrival of a new batch of Eastman 300 Series mandolins. This instruments feature a carved spruce top and carved...

Tim Frick Guitars and Ukuleles

Many of you will remember Tim Frick from his time in our repair shop, where he specialized in the most delicate and complex jobs. Every now and the...

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