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Nash Guitars and Basses In Stock

We’ve stocked Nash Guitars for over 15 years and we are still as excited to open one of their shipments as we were back then. Bill Nash and his cre...

Huss and Dalton Guitar Company

The story of the Huss and Dalton Guitar Company began when Jeff Huss moved from North Dakota to Virginia in 1984 in search of good bluegrass music....

Restoring Judy Collins' Guild 12-String

“If I buy this guitar, can you restore it for me?” Now, there’s a question that ordinarily strikes fear and panic into this old heart of mine as I ...

Scheerhorn Mahogany L-Body Resonator Guitar

Tim Scheerhorn built his first resonator guitar in 1989 and almost immediately he earned a reputation for making incredible sounding guitars. This ...

Why We Buy Multiple Guitars

Richard Johnston-(Published in Premier Guitar Magazine, April 2018)This article was inspired by a conversation with a long time friend of the shop,...

Taylor’s New “V-Class” Top Bracing

We are very excited to announce the arrival of Taylor’s new V-Class series of guitars here at Gryphon. Named for the distinctive shape of the new b...

New World Guitars

Kenny Hill has been building classical guitars since 1972. His New World Guitars brand was established in the early 2000s to bring easy-to-play, at...

Santa Cruz Guitar Company

The Santa Cruz Guitar Company was founded in 1976 and was among of the first small workshops devoted to hand building acoustic steel string guitars...

Frank's Corner: Bridge Pins for 19th Century Guitars

With all the currently available choices in bridge pin material and style, why would I go to the trouble of actually making them myself?Well, I sup...

The Originality Quandary

“But is it original?”This question is raised about everything in, on, and around a vintage guitar, from tuners to tailpieces to all parts in betwee...

1933 Paramount Guitar Style D

In the 1930s, the banjo was fading as a force in popular music and many companies were making guitars with banjo necks in an attempt to keep sales ...

What is a "Torrefied" Guitar Top?

Players seek out vintage guitars not because they’re old but because they sound great. When I play an old guitar I notice that the notes just seem ...