1931 Gibson Nick Lucas Special
And the Santa Cruz Guitar Co. H-13
Left Handed Guitars
Good Selection of New and Used
We Are Accepting Repairs
Please Call to Schedule a Repair Appointment
1931 Gibson Nick Lucas Special
And the Santa Cruz Guitar Co. H-13
Left Handed Guitars
Good Selection of New and Used
We Are Accepting Repairs
Please Call to Schedule a Repair Appointment

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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

The Gibson Nick Lucas Special and the Santa Cruz Guitar Co. H-13

In 1927 Gibson introduced the Nick Lucas Special, a small flattop with an extra deep body. Nick Lucas was an excellent player and was one the first...

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...

Les Pauls. Lots and Lots of Les Pauls.

Gibson's Les Paul is one of the most iconic guitars of all time. We are happy to present a nice batch of used examples including a 2020 Slash Stand...

Banjos from the Pisgah Banjo Company

A few years ago, we thought we had our selection of open back banjos covered. We had Omes, Rickards, and California-made banjos by Chuck Waldman.  ...

Left Handed Guitars

Check out our selection of new and used left handed fretted instruments.

Gryphon Stringed Instruments

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