Gryphon Guitar

© Frank Ford, 1999; Photos by FF

When Richard Johnston and I were building the Gryphon guitars, our "message" was a simple one. We tried to recreate some of the features that Martin had discontinued in their standard instruments. This guitar is a good example of that thinking, with its long scale, Brazilian rosewood back & sides, and scalloped braces. We included some of our own touches with the inlay design, but basically this is a Martin "OM" style guitar. At the time we made it, Martin had gone 35 years without producing the OM, and had no plans to reissue anything at all.

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This guitar has a German spruce top, as did all the Gryphon instruments.

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