Fender Telecasters
Classic Tone, Modern Playability
Taylor GS Mini Series
Our Most Popular Model
Repairs by Appointment Only
Please Call to Schedule a Time to Bring Your Instrument In
Fender Telecasters
Classic Tone, Modern Playability
Taylor GS Mini Series
Our Most Popular Model
Repairs by Appointment Only
Please Call to Schedule a Time to Bring Your Instrument In

Featured Products

2017 Gibson Custom Shop L-5 Studio Archtop Electric Guitar - Used
  • $4,800.00
1975 A.E. Smith 11" Northampton 5-string Banjo-Used
  • $1,750.00
2020 Nash T-63 Electric w/ Charlie Christian Electric Guitar Used
  • $1,800.00
1999 Martin HD-35 Steel String Acoustic Guitar
  • $2,599.00
1922 Gibson H-2 Mandola Used
  • $4,700.00
Fender ’68 Custom Princeton® Reverb, 120V - New
  • $1,399.99
Taylor 326ce Acoustic Electric Guitar - New
  • $2,699.00
2023 Fender Vintera II '60s Telecaster Thinline Used
  • $875.00

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! Class Starts July 25

The Rock Your Uke! Summer Session begins July 25 at 7PM.

Taylor's New 200 Series 12-String Guitars

Taylor’s 200 series is a fine choice for beginning or intermediate players looking for a great sounding, easy playing guitar that will help take th...

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.

Fender American Vintage II

When we signed on as Fender dealers, we were most excited to stock the American Vintage II series.

Taylor Academy Series: Great Tone, Great Price

The Taylor Academy Series of guitars offer excellent sound and playability at a modest price.

Gryphon Stringed Instruments

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