Oval Hole Mandolins
Classic Tone, Modern Playabilty
Taylor GS Mini Series
Our Most Popular Model
Repairs by Appointment Only
Please Call to Schedule a Time to Bring Your Instrument In
Oval Hole Mandolins
Classic Tone, Modern Playabilty
Taylor GS Mini Series
Our Most Popular Model
Repairs by Appointment Only
Please Call to Schedule a Time to Bring Your Instrument In

Featured Products

Collings MF5 Mandolin - New
  • $9,575.00
Fender Ultra Luxe Telecaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Transparent Surf Green - New
  • $2,649.99
2019 Martin 000-28 Modern Deluxe Steel String Acoustic Guitar
  • $3,600.00
2011 Collings DS1L Left Handed Acoustic Guitar
  • $4,200.00
National Reso-Phonic Koa Concert Ukulele New
  • $3,330.00
2019 Gibson Custom Shop ES-335 1959 Reissue Semi Hollow Guitar
  • $4,250.00
1924 Vega Tubaphone Style M Tenor Banjo Used
  • $1,350.00
Taylor GS Mini-e Special Edition Dragon Acoustic Electric Guitar - New
  • $799.00

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

Our Current eBay Auctions

We started our eBay auctions as a way to clear out the impressive collection of instruments needing work in our attic.

Fender American Vintage II

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

Taylor Academy Series: Great Tone, Great Price

The Taylor Academy Series of guitars offer excellent sound and playability at a modest price.

Northfield's Big Mon Mandolin

The Big Mon is our most popular Northfield mandolin model.

Fender Ukuleles

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

Gryphon Stringed Instruments

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