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Events
Explore the Alluring Melodies of Brazil and New Orleans
with Joao Erbetta & Adam Levy
  Next Week Sat, Aug 30, 2014
In this tandem workshop with Brazilian guitarist Joao Erbetta and American guitarist Adam Levy,you'll learn some of the history and repertoire of early(pre-Bossa Nova)Brazilian music, as well as the elements of traditional New Orleans jazz. You'll also discover creative ways to arrange tunes for a guitar duo, so that the song's melody and elemental rhythm are prioritized -- no matter how free-wheeling the improvisation. Together, Erbetta and Levy perform as Mad Flux.
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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 onSaturday, 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.
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Composing for Fingerstyle Guitar - Maybe It''s Easier Than You Think!
with Mark Hanson
  Sat, Oct 18, 2014

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Strings of all kinds
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 La Jolla). With Bob Taylor's typical careful design the result is a bright, sturdy 12-string at a fantastic price.

Gryphon's Sale Instruments for August

Our blue "sale wall" in July was a great success and lots of fun. For August that same section of wall is now red, and different sale-priced instruments are featured but of course because of manufacturers' restrictions we can't even tell you what new instruments are on sale, let alone how they are now priced. But we can show you a photo... too bad it's difficult to determine what's pictured! These are great deals folks, and each instrument is new with full manufacturer's warranty and all the usual Gryphon service comes with it. Each one is well worth a phone call, especially if you like pleasant surprises!

Santa Cruz Guitars Finally Back in Stock
We're still not sure what happened, because a few years ago we had a good supply of new SCGC guitars in stock, then we had none and that drought continued far longer than it should have. It's a long story, but the short version is that we didn't order enough of 'em, the Santa Cruz crew had lots of orders and got behind, etc.

Now we've got some great choices in stock, including some unique guitars such as an OM/PW with a cedar top and short scale, for the ultimate playability and tonal warmth, and a delightfully petite "Firefly" model with beautiful amber shading on the top. For those who love their SCGC tone from larger vessels, there's a D with Adirondack top plus the latest 'Cruz model, the OM Grand, plus a deep-bodied H/13 with Adirondack top.

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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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211 Lambert Avenue
at the corner of Park and Lambert
Palo Alto, California 94306
650.493.2131
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