2020 Fender '59 Telecaster Masterbuilt
Crafted by Master Builder Greg Fessler
2018 Pre-War Guitars HD
Brazlian Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce, Amazing Tone
New Rules to Visit Us
Appointments Needed for Repairs
2020 Fender '59 Telecaster Masterbuilt
Crafted by Master Builder Greg Fessler
2018 Pre-War Guitars HD
Brazlian Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce, Amazing Tone
New Rules to Visit Us
Appointments Needed for Repairs

Featured Products

2018 Gibson '61 ES-330 VOS Reissue Semi Hollow Guitar Used
  • $3,950.00
Martin OME Cherry (FSC® Certified) Steel String Guitar New
  • $1,999.00
Collings Guitars CJ-45 T, Adirondack Top Steel String Guitar New
  • $7,400.00
Graziano Weissenborn Style 4 Lap Steel New
  • $4,500.00
Nash Goldfoil 2 (GF-2) Extra Light Aging Electric Guitar New
  • $2,380.00
2001 Red Diamond Vintage F Mandolin Used
  • $8,500.00
Taylor GT Urban Ash Steel String Acoustic New
  • $1,399.00
Kamaka HF-3 2DI Tenor Deluxe 2 Slotted Head with Case New
  • $3,745.00

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

Greg Vaughan's Rock Your Uke! Online Class Starts September 30

Rock Your Uke! 8-week Group Class Online Edition   Thursdays, beginning September 30 at 7:00 pm (8 one-hour classes) Cost: $190 Quest...

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...

Gryphon Stringed Instruments

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