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The Gryphone? The Gryphette? The G-Minor?
March 19, 2010

Whatever we decide to call it, one thing is for sure:
This is, very simply, the first of its kind.

This is our standard Gryphon body, with a shortened 16.5" scale that allows the open strings to be tuned a full octave higher than 'standard'.

This means all chord shapes and fret positions are the same note names as on a regular guitar - no capoing or transposing necessary!

Even beyond the special scale, this is a pretty special guitar all around, with:

  • Cuban Mahogany Back, Sides, Neck, and Headplate
  • Adirondack Spruce top and bracing
  • Black Ebony fingerboard and bridge

The higher pitch and shorter scale give this guitar a beautiful and charming voice that's different from our ever-popular D-tuned Gryphon - it has a little extra 'lift' that just makes you smile. Our customer agrees!

Anyone with a name suggestion, please feel free to email and let us know!