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1949 Martin 000-28

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New Taylor 114ce, Satin sunburst

Carol McComb's Autumn 2014 Folk Guitar Workshops begin October 6, 7 and 8
with Carol McComb
  Next Week 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

Arpeggio Power
with Paul Mehling
  Sat, Nov 01, 2014

The Acoustic Guitar Music of The Beatles
with Tim Farrell
  Sat, Nov 08, 2014

Taylor Prototype Guitars at Gryphon

We were very pleased when Derek got a phone call from our Taylor rep, Billy Gill, where he offered us a quartet of unique and appealing prototype guitars. We just took delivery of two GS Minis and two Grand Auditorium guitars.
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Some Instrument Demo Videos from the Next Generation

With Gryphon's 45th Anniversary coming up in just a few weeks we aren't exactly looking for more ways to feel ancient, but a musical reminder of the passage of time is certainly more pleasant that tweaking your neck trying to avoid catching your reflection in the mirror. Molly Tuttle, daughter of Gryphon's long-time fiddle, mandolin, and banjo instructor Jack Tuttle, stopped by Gryphon last week and recorded some videos for us to demo instrument models we try to keep in stock at all times. Of course we remember when Molly was a shy little kid, but now she's winding up a stint at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and has a wide-ranging music career ahead of her. You can watch Molly perform both traditional tunes and a couple of her own compositions here.

The Gryphon Advantage

One of the things that makes Gryphon special is something, or someplace, most people never see: our repair department. Before we put an instrument out for sale, we set it up for optimum playability. We guarantee that you will have an instrument that will play correctly. If we can't adjust it, we will not sell it. Our six full time technicians stand behind that guarantee. They can also repair and modify your instrument in the future. If you purchased it here, you will get a 25% discount on labor.

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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.

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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.

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