1928 Stahl Mandolin
A Rare Mandolin Built by the Larson Brothers
Wegen Picks
Handcrafted, Easy to Grip and Durable
World-Class Repairs
Set Up, Repair and More at the Workshop
1928 Stahl Mandolin
A Rare Mandolin Built by the Larson Brothers
Wegen Picks
Handcrafted, Easy to Grip and Durable
World-Class Repairs
Set Up, Repair and More at the Workshop

Featured Products

1947 Martin 2-15 Mandolin Used
  • $1,350.00
2000 Morgan Concert Koa Steel String Acoustic Used
  • $2,550.00
Taylor Builder's Edition 652ce, WHB Steel String Acoustic New
  • $4,199.00
2009 Collings C10 Maple A SS Varnish Steel String Acoustic Used
  • $5,750.00
Martin 2K, Concert Concert New
  • $1,699.00
Huss & Dalton Statesboro, Figured Maple Cherry Burst Solid Body Electric New
  • $4,387.00
Nash PB-52 Butterscotch Blonde Solid Body Electric New
  • $2,065.00
1925 Wyatt Fawley Tubaphone No. 3 5 String Used
  • $2,750.00

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

1895 Thompson & Odell Banjo and Other eBay Auctions

We started our eBay auctions as a way to clear out the impressive collection of instruments needing work, and the parts to fix them, that have accu...

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...

Gold Star GF-100JD J.D. Crowe Banjo

The new Gold Star GF-100JD banjo has a venerable history. In 1980 Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Bobby Hicks and Todd Phillips went into the ...

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...

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