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

Collings MT2 Mandola - New
  • $6,075.00
Squier Classic Vibe Starcaster®, Maple Fingerbaord, Natural - New
  • $429.99
2021 Kamaka HF-2 D Deluxe Concert Gloss Ukulele Used
  • $2,450.00
Pisgah Banjo Co. 12" Roscoe Open-Back New
  • $1,495.00
Taylor Guitars 50th Anniversary Builder’s Edition 814ce LTD Acoustic Electric Guitar - New
  • $4,999.00
2005 Martin D-28 Golden Era Acoustic Guitar Used
  • $12,000.00
2017 Santa Cruz Guitar Co. 00 12-Fret Walnut Redwood Acoustic Guitar Used
  • $6,250.00
Circa 1936 Regal (Dobro) Model 45 Squareneck Resophonic Guitar Used
  • $2,450.00

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

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.

Martin Road Series Guitars

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

Northfield's Big Mon Mandolin

The Big Mon is our most popular Northfield mandolin model.

Gryphon Stringed Instruments

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