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Gryphon Stringed Instruments

Fine guitars, acoustic and electric as well as other stringed instruments at Gryphon Stringed Instruments
Address211 Lambert Ave Palo Alto, CA 94306-2217
Phone(650) 493-2131
Hours: Mon - Thu 10:30am - 8:00pm -=- Fri - Sat 10:30am - 5:30pm -=- 211 Lambert Ave., Palo Alto, Ca 94306, 650-493-2131 -=- Contact us

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Frank's Repair Blog
Frank is now restoring a seriously damaged 1867 Martin 1-26. Check out his blow-by-blow reporting!

1938 National Style 97 squareneck

Ed Johnson, Carol McComb, and the Gryphon Carollers will be presenting their 29th annual Holiday Concert at Gunn High School's Spangenberg Theater Dec. 18th. With their inventive arrangements of songs from a wide range of cultures and styles, it's easy to hear why this concert has long been one of the mid-Peninsula's favorite events of the season!

Tickets are available in advance here at Gryphon, or you can order tickets online at

Tickets will also be available at the box office the night of the show.
Premium Seats: $25 Adults, $18 for Seniors and kids under 12.
General admission prices are $15 and $10.
See you there!

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

All New Martin Acoustic-Electric Guitars are ON SALE NOW!!

Martin's new PA (Performing Artist) Series guitars are pretty cool, with wood binding and a sleek Fishman AURA pickup system. And Martin's new 1 Series acoustic-electrics (D-1E and OM-1E) offer all-solid-wood body construction, made in Nazareth, PA at an unbelievable price. Whether you want the deluxe Performing Artist versions or the 1 Series, or any models in between, all of our new Martin acoustic-electric guitars are now on sale.

Please call for the special prices, they are so low we can't list them on our website.

Gryphon's Biggest Books & DVDs sale EVER!

Going on now!
Yep, we're having a sale. Most music stores have sales all the time while Gryphon is famous for not having them, but now we're stepping out. This Books & DVDs sale will probably be remembered as the biggest sale we've ever had, here's why:

ALL books and DVDs in stock are on sale (over 2,000 book titles, and more than 600 DVDs, most are instructional titles).
Not only is every single book and DVD at least 20% off, but over 1500 different book titles and more than 400 different DVD titles are on sale for 50% OFF!

Why, you ask? Simple answer, we're so overstocked even we can't believe it. We're not bailing out on carrying books and DVDS, far from it, but we'd like to lighten the load dramatically and re-arrange everything and start over.

So go ahead, stock up, do your Xmas shopping early, whatever... but don't miss this sale. We'll never have this many titles on sale with such dramatic discounts again.

Fine print: The sale applies to in-store stock-on-hand only, no rain checks, no special orders. When we are out of something it's gone.

After months of anticipation, the latest acoustic guitar pickup has arrived from LR Baggs. They call it the Anthem, we call it the Awesome. The big deal with this dual source pickup is that it allows significant use of an internal microphone without the typical problem of screaming feedback when you turn up the volume. ...

New Handy Helpers (if you amplify your acoustic)

Seen by many as one of life's necessary evils, acoustic amplification is always tricky business for tone fanatics. Thanks to industry giants LR Baggs and Fishman, however, the process keeps getting better through technological refinements that help acoustic instrumentalists be heard from stages both large and small. When the latest batch of their DI (direct input) boxes were unveiled earlier this year, I couldn't wait to try them out. In testing these three units, I used the same guitar (a mahogany and spruce Martin dreadnought equipped with Highlander under-the-saddle pickup) through the nifty new Vox AGA70 acoustic amp.

Gryphon Stringed Instruments

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

Yes, Gryphon ships guitars all over the world.

Recently we shipped a 2005 Red, Gibson J-185 EC Custom Shop to Troubadour Paavo Koivujärvi in Finland. It arrived a few days ago and this photo shows we have another satisfied customer in Finland!

Frank's Latest Blog Project is the restoration of a 1867 Martin 1-26.

Catch the blow-by-blow details here.

Imagine our surprise when Frank Ford, a Captain Acoustic if there ever was one, joined pickup guru Jason Lollar on the project of reproducing the original Rickenbacher pickups with the horseshoe magnets.


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