I'm here in San Francisco for a tradeshow and couldn't resist the opportunity to visit Gryphon Strings. What a great shop. It's an open, high-ceiling place with enough beautiful boutique and high-end factory guitars to make a grown man cry - and plenty of nooks and stools to sit and play. The inventory consists mostly of folk, bluegrass & country instruments, but they have a small quality selection of archtop, gypsy & classical guitars.
The icing on the cake was that I got to meet and talk with my personal hero, Frank Ford. If you’re in the area – make the trip.
You get one chance to enjoy this day, but if you're doing it right, that's enough.