The Future of Gryphon's Repair Department

I spent more than 20 years working with Frank Ford here in the Gryphon repair department and his passing has created a void that is both personal and professional. He was famous in the luthier community for his repair skills and his willingness to share that knowledge freely. For those of us fortunate enough to have worked beside him, we got the benefit of his decades of experience first hand but more than that we got a great mentor who offered a fresh outlook on what is truly important. 

Frank was very fond of the Gryphon repair crew, and he left us with the confidence and expertise to keep his legacy alive. We will continue to carry on the Gryphon ethos of treating our customers with honesty, and offering our best advice available. Our dedicated repair team will continue to offer the same repair services that we have for decades, supporting our local community of musicians the best we can by making your instruments play the best they can. 

On a more mundane note, we are busier than ever and we will continue to require appointments for repair and set-up consultations. Please call us at (650) 493-2131 during our business hours to schedule an appointment. You don’t need an appointment for restrings, which we can usually do while you wait. Also, we can often complete smaller repairs while you’re here, staff pending. It is best to call before coming in to make sure we have the right repair people available. 

-Brian Michael