1968 Fender Jazz Bass
A Great Sounding Vintage Bass
Wegen Picks
Handcrafted, Easy to Grip and Durable
World-Class Repairs
Set Up, Repair and More at the Workshop
1968 Fender Jazz Bass
A Great Sounding Vintage Bass
Wegen Picks
Handcrafted, Easy to Grip and Durable
World-Class Repairs
Set Up, Repair and More at the Workshop

Featured Products

1981 Andersen A Mandolin Used
  • $3,350.00
2000 Morgan Concert Koa Steel String Acoustic Used
  • $2,550.00
1995 Megas 18 inch blond cutaway 7 string Arch-Top Acoustic Used
  • $6,400.00
Martin D-18 Steel String Acoustic New
  • $2,499.00
Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce, WHB Steel String Acoustic New
  • $4,199.00
2017 Thorn Custom Guitars Artisan Limited #7 Solid Body Electric Used
  • $6,995.00
2009 Collings C10 Maple A SS Varnish Steel String Acoustic Used
  • $5,750.00
2013 Sadowsky Will Lee Solid Body Electric Used
  • $3,950.00

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 GS Mini-e Bass in Koa or Maple

The Taylor GS Mini-e Bass comes in two variations, koa and maple. The GS Mini-e Koa Bass has a solid top with layered koa back and sides. Along wit...

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...

Eastman 300 Series Mandolins back in Stock!

We are very excited to announce the arrival of a new batch of Eastman 300 Series mandolins. This instruments feature a carved spruce top and carved...

Tim Frick Guitars and Ukuleles

Many of you will remember Tim Frick from his time in our repair shop, where he specialized in the most delicate and complex jobs. Every now and the...

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. ...

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