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On the even of the Millennium, and entering our 4th decade
Gryphon's 30th Birthday Party
© Frank Ford, 11/7/99; Photos by FF

October 30, 1999 marked the 30th anniversary of the founding of Gryphon Stringed Instruments. So what could we do? We had a big party!

We dug around in the attic, and dragged down a few instruments for a "museum" display:

That's a pair of vintage Gryphon guitars (circa 1971) flanking the Gryphon mandolin of the same period.

Some find turn-of-the-last-century banjos and guitars:

Some artifacts from Gryphon's early publicity efforts, and two more old time banjos:

And a collection of interesting vintage artifacts:

Being the day before Halloween, we put together a little section of the main display case:

Here's Nancy, whose boundless spirit catalyzed the whole affair:

No birthday party is complete without a birthday cake:



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