Frank Ford

Frank Ford


Playing Level

  • Beginner

Playing Styles and Interests

  • Guitar Care

Professional Status

  • Music Professional

Frank Ford has been a full-time professional luthier since he and his partner, Richard Johnston, founded Gryphon Stringed Instruments in 1969. Ford has written repair articles for a number of publications, served on the board of directors of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (ASIA), and been a regular guest instructor at the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, Arizona, and the American School of Lutherie in Healdsburg, California. He created and maintains, the largest acoustic instrument maintenance and repair reference site on the internet.

Get all things acoustic guitar in your inbox with our free newsletters. Your E-mail: