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Featured Instruments

1937 Martin D-28

New Martin Custom 000, Madagascar rosewood

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

A Music Documentary You Won't Want To Miss
with The Wrecking Crew
  Next Week Sun, Sep 14, 2014
At Foothill College on Sept. 14th, at 3:45 PM, there will be a special screening of a documentary film as part of the 34th Annual Music Conference. The title of the film is "The Wrecking Crew" and it's been winning awards at film festivals for the last few years for good reason. The Wrecking Crew was the name given to a group of studio musicians in Los Angeles who played on virtually all the rock and pop hits of the '60s. From The Monkees, Sonny & Cher and Nancy Sinatra, to The Beach Boys, The Righteous Brothers, and The Mamas and the Papas, the musicians behind those hundreds of hits were often the same, although they were rarely named in the credits (the name "Wrecking Crew" came from the fact that the old guard thought rock & roll was going to ruin the music business). Produced by Denny Tedesco (son of prolific guitarist Tommy Tedesco), it's a rare look at this versatile group of studio musicians, and how hard they worked to produce the music that came to define an era.

While Gryphon is not selling these tickets, they are a well-spent $17 in advance. To buy tickets, see a cool trailer and more info, check out www.wreckingcrewfilm.com.
Campfire Songs #1
with Carol McComb
  Mon, Sep 15, 2014
Carol McComb is offering three, 1-night-only classes in September. September Seminars! One-Night Only Classes
The 15th, 16th & 17th from 6pm - 8:30
Playing Chords Up the Neck
with Carol McComb
  Tue, Sep 16, 2014
One night only
Beginning Harmony Singing
with Carol McComb
  Wed, Sep 17, 2014
One night only.
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

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)

The new Taylor 150e 12-string guitars are here!

We've just received the first batch of the new Taylor 150e 12-strings. These guitars have the famous Taylor build quality and a pickup with onboard electronics is included. Even better, they are selling for $699! No, these are not knock-offs from the other side of the planet. They're made here in North America at Taylor's secondary, Mexican, facility that is only 50 miles south of the main California factory (Bob Taylor actually lives closer to that Tecate factory than he does to their homebase in El Cajon). With Bob Taylor's typical careful design the result is a bright, sturdy 12-string at a fantastic price.

Is This The Loudest Pre-War D-28 Gryphon Has Ever Seen?

We think it is. Check It Out, it's from 1937!

Gryphon Stringed Instruments

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10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

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211 Lambert Avenue
at the corner of Park and Lambert
Palo Alto, California 94306
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1921 Martin AK All Koa Mandolin

1968 Martin 0-16 NY Guitar Project

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