1962 Fender Stratocaster
All-Original with Slab Fretboard!
Kamaka Ukuleles
History You Can Play
We Are Accepting Repairs
Please Call to Schedule a Repair Appointment
1962 Fender Stratocaster
All-Original with Slab Fretboard!
Kamaka Ukuleles
History You Can Play
We Are Accepting Repairs
Please Call to Schedule a Repair Appointment

Featured Products

1924 Gibson A-2Z Snakehead Mandolin Used
  • $4,500.00
Rickard Banjos Maple Ridge Banjo with Deluxe Hardshell Case, 11" New
  • $1,985.00
2021 Collings 001 Traditional Mahogany Top 14-Fret Satin Acoustic Guitar Used
  • $4,850.00
Taylor Guitars 814ce-N Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar New
  • $3,999.00
1963 Gibson J-200N Special w/ P-90 Pickup Acoustic Guitar Used
  • $9,750.00

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Martin 0-18 Steel String Acoustic Guitar New
  • $2,799.00
Kamaka HP-1 LD Pineapple Deluxe Long-Neck Soprano New
  • $2,595.00
Nash S-57 Extra Light Aging Electric Guitar New
  • $2,555.00

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

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...

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.

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...

Les Pauls. Lots and Lots of Les Pauls.

Gibson's Les Paul is one of the most iconic guitars of all time. We are happy to present a nice batch of used examples including a 2020 Slash Stand...

Gryphon Stringed Instruments

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