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Gryphon Stringed Instruments, Palo Alto, CA Music Store Reviews

Submitted by CrackerJo (see all reviews from this person) on 4/23/2018

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I purchased a RK-OT25 BR Banjo a couple of weeks ago from Gryphon. My intension are to use this Banjo as my travel Axe to and from our vacation cabin in the Blue Ridge mountains of north Ga.

I didn't buy it with a hard case because i already have an extra one. The Banjo was package very well, better than what I expected. It arrived in pristine condition.

The set up was spot on as received. All I had to do was install the bridge. Bridge placement was marked with blue painters tape. I was very happy to see that it was not done in pencil. I really don't like pencil marks on the head of my Banjos'. I can't say enough about their great customer service.Thank you very much Gryphon.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by Kermitthehermit (see all reviews from this person) on 1/29/2015

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No problems of any kind in the process of buying a $1495 banjo from their website in December, 2014.  Would buy from them again.

Overall Rating: 10

Submitted by maxairborne (see all reviews from this person) on 4/13/2008

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Giving my money to Gryphon makes me feel like I'm doing something good in this life. In the age of internet everything, Gryphon is thriving. It is well worth the drive from Oakland to Palo Alto to spend time in this gorgeous store and purchase a high-quality instrument I have played, rather than ordering one online, sight unseen. And I'd much rather give my money to Gryphon than the similar store in Berkeley.

I''ve purchased a Flatiron mandolin and a Bart Reiter banjo from Gryphon, with almost ten years in between. I've never been happier with instrument purchases in my life. Makes me want to take back the Martin guitar I got at Guitar Center and buy one from Gryphon, instead. Forgive me Gryphon, for I have sinned. I couldn't afford the guitar from you, but the stain my cheating has left on my heart is only slightly lessened knowing that you are thriving. If you weren't, I don't think I could forgive myself.

Overall Rating: 10

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