Octave Mandolins
Models from Northfield and Eastman
2021 Creston Monster Custom
Monster Tone, Monster Looks
New Rules to Visit Us
Appointments Needed for Repairs
Octave Mandolins
Models from Northfield and Eastman
2021 Creston Monster Custom
Monster Tone, Monster Looks
New Rules to Visit Us
Appointments Needed for Repairs

Featured Products

Collings Guitars OM2H Cutaway Acoustic Guitar New
  • $5,875.00
Northfield Mandolins NFB-F5A Big Mon, Adirondack Spruce Top New
  • $4,995.00
Martin 000-18 Steel String Acoustic Guitar New
  • $2,599.00
1997 Bart Reiter Whyte Laydie #2 5-String Banjo Used
  • $2,500.00
Taylor Guitars GT611e LTD Acoustic Electric Guitar New
  • $3,499.00
Kamaka HF-2 Concert Ukulele New
  • $1,495.00
2001 Fender Custom Shop Time Machine '51 Nocaster Closet Classic Electric Guitar Used
  • $2,900.00
2014 Santa Cruz Guitar Co. D-Law (Scott Law Model) Acoustic Guitar Used
  • $5,250.00

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

Taylor Days Sales Event!

Get a BT1 for $99 or a GS Mini Mahogany for $199 with the purchase of any 200 Deluxe Series or higher model.

Martin Custom D-45 LH and other Left Handed Guitars

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

New Northfield and Eastman Octave Mandolins in Stock!

We are very excited to offer an assortment of different octave mandolins for sale, more than we've ever had at one time. Octave Mandolins are fast ...

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.

New Nash Guitars and Basses In Stock!

We’ve stocked Nash Guitars for over 15 years and we are always excited to open one of their shipments. 

Gryphon Stringed Instruments

211 Lambert Ave, Palo Alto, CA

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