Fender Ukuleles
Four Strings, Fun Times
Taylor Guitars Fiftieth Anniversary
Repairs by Appointment Only
Please Call to Schedule a Time to Bring Your Instrument In
Fender Ukuleles
Four Strings, Fun Times
Taylor Guitars Fiftieth Anniversary
Repairs by Appointment Only
Please Call to Schedule a Time to Bring Your Instrument In

Featured Products

2012 Collings D1 A Varnish Steel String Acoustic Guitar
  • $6,000.00
Taylor Guitars 657ce Bajo Quinto Acoustic Electric 10-String Guitar - New
  • $3,999.00
2003 Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar Used
  • $1,750.00
Martin 00-18 Steel String Acoustic Guitar - New
  • $2,799.00
2020 Eastman AR610-CS Archtop Acoustic Guitar
  • $1,500.00
Carr Skylark 1x12" Combo Amplifier Tweed New
  • $3,300.00
1911 Gibson A-3 Mandolin Used
  • $2,350.00
Kamaka HF-4 Deluxe Spruce Top Baritone Ukulele New
  • $3,595.00

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

The Return of Frank's Cranks

We're Taking a Deep Breath We are stopping the online sales of Frank’s Cranks for a moment so we can catch up with orders you have all placed in th...

Taylor GS Mini

Taylor’s GS Mini has been Gryphon’s best-selling guitar for several years running

Fender Ukuleles

When we became Fender dealers, we had no idea we would like their ukuleles as much as we do.

Oval Hole Mandolins

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of carved top mandolins with oval soundholes here at Gryphon. While they don’t have the volume and projection th...

Fender American Vintage II

When we signed on as Fender dealers, we were perhaps most excited to stock the American Vintage II series.

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