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Taylor Neck Repair

Here’s a Taylor that lost a fight with a car backing up. The heel split right in the middle, take a look. Modern Taylors like this one have bolt ...

Calton Cases Offer Maximum Protection

For more than 40 years, Calton Cases have offered  the maximum amount of protection for your valuable fretted instrument. The newest versions of th...

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....

New Northfield Octave Mandolin

We love this Northfield octave mandolin! With its carved-top and flat back, it looks a lot like a small Martin archtop guitar from the 1930s. (OK, ...

The Magic Fluke Co. Ukuleles

Dale and Phyllis Webb started the Magic Fluke Company in 1999 at the dawn of the current ukulele revival. Phyllis’s brother, the author and ukulele...

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 ...

Watch Out for Heat Stress!

 Excess heat is one of the most unrecognized and destructive forces that act on stringed instruments. I'm talking about the kind of heat that build...

1960's Hofner Beatle Bass neck reset...

A very cool 60’s Hofner Beatle bass landed on the repair counter recently. The owner explained that the neck fell off when he last took it out of t...

Our Favorite Yankee and his Granite State Guitar

Of course Gryphon has more than its share of California natives, but repair department ace Brian Michael is from the other side of the continent. B...

Why Set-Ups Count

Why Set-Ups Count (especially when giving a uke or guitar as a gift)You’re giving a ukulele or guitar to a beginner, so making sure the instrument ...

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,...