Holiday Hours for 2021/2022
1923 Bacon & Day Custom Silver Bell Banjo
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New Rules to Visit Us
Appointments Needed for Repairs
Holiday Hours for 2021/2022
1923 Bacon & Day Custom Silver Bell Banjo
Check out Our Other eBay Auctions
New Rules to Visit Us
Appointments Needed for Repairs

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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

Taylor Winter Sales Event: Buy a new GT Urban Ash and get a Taylor Baby BT1 for $99!

Now through January 30, 2022, buy any GT Urban Ash model (including the acoustic GT Urban Ash and acoustic/electric GTe Urban Ash) from Gryphon a...

Greg Vaughan's 1-Day Rock Your Uke Workshop-Holiday Version on December 16

Greg Vaughan's 1-Day Rock Your Uke Workshop-Holiday Version Thursday, December 16, 2021 7:00 pm-8:00 pm $30 Rock Your Uke virtually this Holiday se...

Our Holiday Hours for 2021/2022

We will be open for our regular hours from now until the end of the year except for the following days when we're closed: Thursday, November 25: Th...

Upcoming Scarcity of Instruments and Accessories (With Some Good News)

Halloween is past but we have some slightly scary news for those who are thinking of sending a musical-themed gift for the holidays. You've all he...

Martin Road Series Guitars

Martin's Road Series uses modern building techniques to create great sounding affordable guitars.

Gryphon Stringed Instruments

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