white GG

You Bring the Music. We've Got the Sound.
Our Guitars
Unmute
built-with-love

One Stop Guitar Shop

Griffin's Guitars is a locally owned shop located at 121 South Main St in the heart of Downtown Salisbury, NC. Established in 2013, we specialize in new, used, and vintage guitars and amplifiers. Our store's ever-changing inventory is very unique and ranges from drums & banjos to synths & mics. We also offer on-site guitar repairs and lessons. From bluegrass to hip-hop, our customers spread all genres and we do our best to meet everyone's needs. Beginner or seasoned vet, we've got you covered!

Buy/Sale/Trade

From beginner acoustic packs to high-end vintage gems we can help you get the right guitar at the right price.  We also buy & trade to help you convert the stuff you have into the gear you want!

Lessons

Ready to learn how to play an instrument?  Or maybe you want to step it up to the next level- we can help.  We have 3 qualified instructors who teach guitar, piano, and much more!

Repairs

Mallory Penland has been playing guitar for the last fourty years, and working on them about as long.  He brings years of knowledge and an eye for detail when it comes to repairs.

counter
81

Electric Guitars

70

Acoustic Guitars

44

Amplifiers

77

Effects Pedals

 

work

Vintage Guitars

Here is a small selection of our vintage guitars. Shop all of our inventory at

’68 Gibson J-50

’68 Gibson J-50

Studio
’73 Fender Telecaster

’73 Fender Telecaster

Studio
1920’s Gibson L1

1920’s Gibson L1

Studio
’64 Gibson Dove

’64 Gibson Dove

Studio
’66 Guild Starfire V

’66 Guild Starfire V

Studio
’66 Fender Villager XII

’66 Fender Villager XII

Studio
’82 Fender 2-Knob Stratocaster

’82 Fender 2-Knob Stratocaster

Studio
’72 Epiphone EA-250

’72 Epiphone EA-250

Studio
the-most-feature-rich-wordpress-theme-on-the-market-today

728x90-orange

team

Team

Trent Griffin
Trent Griffin

Trent Griffin

Owner/Operator

Since a kid I have always loved guitars- the sound, the shape, the smell. They are all are pieces of art in themselves, but still only a tool to make music- and all have a unique story to tell. Guitars are my passion and I enjoy sharing them with people.

CaLeb Hill
CaLeb Hill

CaLeb Hill

Musician // Instructor // Ast Shop Mgr

CaLeb has an extensive background in music and performance. Front-man of his 3-piece band, Goof Troupe, where he plays guitar and sings. There is not an instrument in the store that he can’t play- and play well. With great customer service, CaLeb will help with any problem you may have.

Austin Addis
Austin Addis

Austin Addis

Guitar/Bass

With several different roles in bands from jazz & funk to bluegrass, Austin has a range of experience playing guitar & bass. Besides being a great player, Austin is a real gear-head! He’s always up-to-date on the latest pedals, amps, and tone-crazes…and he knows his vintage gear as well.

John Marler
John Marler

John Marler

Instructor

After years of teaching and playing in bluegrass competitions, John Marler has acquired skills possessed by few. Guitar, banjo, and mandolin are his specialties- with 100’s of successful students over the last 10 years.

Trent Griffin

Trent Griffin

Owner/Operator

Since a kid I have always loved guitars- the sound, the shape, the smell. They are all are pieces of art in themselves, but still only a tool to make music- and all have a unique story to tell. Guitars are my passion and I enjoy sharing them with people.

CaLeb Hill

CaLeb Hill

Musician // Instructor // Ast Shop Mgr

CaLeb has an extensive background in music and performance. Front-man of his 3-piece band, Goof Troupe, where he plays guitar and sings. There is not an instrument in the store that he can’t play- and play well. With great customer service, CaLeb will help with any problem you may have.

Austin Addis

Austin Addis

Guitar/Bass

With several different roles in bands from jazz & funk to bluegrass, Austin has a range of experience playing guitar & bass. Besides being a great player, Austin is a real gear-head! He’s always up-to-date on the latest pedals, amps, and tone-crazes…and he knows his vintage gear as well.

John Marler

John Marler

Instructor

After years of teaching and playing in bluegrass competitions, John Marler has acquired skills possessed by few. Guitar, banjo, and mandolin are his specialties- with 100’s of successful students over the last 10 years.

core-features

Penland Guitarworks

Professional Repairs by Mallory Penland (704)796-2456

30+ Years of Experience

Mallory Penland has been working on guitars for decades and gained a wealth of knowledge from his experience.  “At Penland Guitarworks I specialize in all types of repairs – acoustic, electric and bass guitars as well as other stringed instruments such as mandolins and banjos, etc.  All repairs are done by me personally.  Whether I’m working on a $200 Ibanez or your $100,000 vintage Gibson Les Paul, you will know who is doing the repair. “

Martin & Taylor Certified Warranty Work

Mallory & Guitarworks have been doing warranty work for Martin for over 20 years and we do more Martin Warranty repair than any one else in North Carolina.  Mr. Penland has also gained his Taylor Certification and can perform warranty work on these guitars as well.  This is the place for keeping your Martin & Taylor Guitars in tip top shape.  Both are great American companies with some of the best warranties in the business!

Custom Hand-Made Guitars

At Penland Guitarworks our real passion is the hand-building custom acoustic guitars.  Koa, rosewood, spruce, bindings, rosette and inlays- now we’re talking! Have you always had that dream guitar in you head? I can build that special guitar for you to your specifications.  Let me show you what can be done.  

our-service

Brands

happy-customers

Happy Customers

here is what our customers have to say about us:

Nate W.

Great transaction!

13th Dec 2014

Second time buying from Griffin’s Guitars and just as impressed! Fast shipping, accurate pictures and description and nice little bonus goodies. Great transaction!!

Nate W.Brooklyn, NY Customer
Andrew B.

Amazing guitar

15th Aug 2014

Great communication! Amazing guitar at an awesome price! Very fast shipping and honest- Everything you could want in a seller. Thanks Again!

Andrew B.Austin, TX Customer
Liz Y.

Fast response, Fast shipment.

20th Apr 2015

Griffin’s Guitars was stellar from the start! I purchased this banjo and case and they hooked me up with all the accessories to get started.  Also starting lessons there soon- wish me luck!

Liz Y.Winston, NC Customer
John H.

I would certainly do business with them again!

25th Nov 2015

Fantastic, personalized service and attention to detail! Loved working with Griffin’s and the amp is just what I wanted. I would certainly do business with them again!

John H.Ontario, CA Customer

We'd love to hear from you!