Taylor Holiday Sales Event!
Get a BT1 for $99, a GS Mini Mahogany for $199 or a GS Mini-e Koa for $299 with any new Taylor Academy or higher model.
Mandolindos and Octolindos In Stock!
New From KR Strings
We Are Accepting Repairs
Please Call to Schedule a Repair Appointment
Taylor Holiday Sales Event!
Get a BT1 for $99, a GS Mini Mahogany for $199 or a GS Mini-e Koa for $299 with any new Taylor Academy or higher model.
Mandolindos and Octolindos In Stock!
New From KR Strings
We Are Accepting Repairs
Please Call to Schedule a Repair Appointment

Featured Products

1957 Martin D-21 Acoustic Guitar Used
  • $12,000.00
Eastman MD615 F-Style F-Hole Mandolin in Classic Finish New
  • $1,659.00
2022 Guild A-150 Savoy Archtop Acoustic Guitar Used
  • $1,150.00
Pisgah Banjo Woodchuck 12", Ash Neck, SRT scale New
  • $1,595.00
Taylor Guitars Academy 22e Acoustic Electric Guitar New
  • $899.00
1964 Gibson SJN Country Western Model Steel String Guitar Used
  • $4,000.00
1998 Gibson Les Paul Custom Sunburst Solid Body Electric Guitar Used
  • $3,850.00
Santa Cruz Guitar Co. 1929/00 Acoustic Guitar New
  • $7,097.00

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

Our Holiday Hours for 2022/2023

We will be open for our regular hours from now until the end of the year except for the following days when we're closed. It's been a long year and...

Northfield Mandolins

There’s been a mandolin renaissance in recent years, both in terms of the quality of the new instruments available and also the wider range of musi...

Taylor's Friends & Family Holiday Gift Event is here!

Get a BT1 for $99, a GS Mini Mahogany for $199 or a GS Mini-e Koa for $299 with new Taylor Academy or higher model.

KR String Mandolindos and Octolindos in Stock!

Come and try the Octolindo, an octave mandolin, and the Mandolindo, a blend of mandolin and ukulele.

We're Expanding Our Stompbox Department!

This is just a teaser, but we're in the process of expanding our selection of effects pedals.

Gryphon Stringed Instruments

211 Lambert Ave, Palo Alto, CA

Mon-Sat   10:30am - 5:30pm
Sun   Closed

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