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Featured Instruments

1927 Martin 00-45

New Taylor Custom JU, AA flame maple

New Collings UC2, Doghair finish, Ivoroid binding (body and neck)

Rock Your Uke with Greg Vaughan - 9-week group class
with Greg Vaughan
  This Week Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Jack Tuttle's 9-week bluegrass classes start 9/30, 10/1 & 10/2
with Jack Tuttle
  Next Week Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Every Tues, Weds & Thur, two classes per night! click through to read about all of them
Carol McComb's Autumn 2014 Folk Guitar Workshops begin October 6, 7 and 8
with Carol McComb
  Mon, Oct 06, 2014
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday eves
Nine weeks; no classes Thanksgiving week
Twelve classes to choose from.
Sign up by Wed, September 10th and take a $10 discount!
Take two workshops during the same series, discount your second class by $10.
Jam, Man! (And Woman!)
with Mark Hanson
  Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Our Grammy-winning, guitar-author friend from Portland (former Palo Altan!) offers two workshops at Gryphon on Saturday,October 18. Mark's workshops are enlightening and great fun, and students always leave with new insights and plenty of material to practice and absorb.
Composing for Fingerstyle Guitar - Maybe It''s Easier Than You Think!
with Mark Hanson
  Sat, Oct 18, 2014

Unlocking the Secrets of Gypsy Jazz Guitar
with Paul Mehling
  Sat, Nov 01, 2014

A Bonanza of Bluegrass Banjo Choices from Steve Huber

For serious banjo pickers Gryphon now offers a rare opportunity to compare five, that's 5, different Huber banjos that we have in stock. Although each is a different model with subtle differences, most dedicated pickers agree that as with guitars or mandolins, even two banjos that are the exact same model often sound different in subtle ways. Read More

What's With Gryphon Selling Stuff on Ebay?

Some of Gryphon's regular customers have expressed surprise that we're listing things that need repair as "project instruments" on Ebay. Since we have a great repair department, the obvious question is why we don't fix these projects ourselves. (read more for the answer)

A Couple of Ounces of Prevention

I'm sure it seems like we're hammering you with warnings about high temps damaging your instrument, but Calton cases can give you a significantly longer fuse before a hot day causes problems. These fiberglass cases offer additional thermal insulation in a car trunk, and the white ones shown here really offer a lot of additional protection when you're in the sun, such as at a festival. And of course when traveling these have been the standard case for road-warrior musicians for many years. Caltons are currently being made in Austin, Texas, so shipping costs are lower than they were when we had to get them from Eastern Canada.

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Our Hours

Monday through Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact us

Our Location

211 Lambert Avenue
at the corner of Park and Lambert
Palo Alto, California 94306
Lock-It Straps Make it Easier to Relax

Using a patented design, these Lock-It straps eliminate the hassle of using metal strap locks to keep your instrument securely connected to your strap, and to you. You don't have to put special strap buttons on your instruments, and you can switch to a conventional strap whenever you want. Lock-It straps are made in the USA, and are currently available from the Gryphon Mercantile.

The Gryphon Advantage
Here are some of the reasons Gryphon is so well regarded.

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