Welcome to the online home of Schoenberg Guitars!
We are two different enterprises based at 106 Main Street in Tiburon, California. First, we are our own line of top quality, tradition-based hand-built Schoenberg guitars. And, second, we are the store in which they, along with the instruments of other top builders -- as well as new & vintage guitars, mandolins, ukuleles & banjos -- are bought, sold, & repaired. We cater to the needs of experienced musicians looking for one-of-a-kind instruments and, also, to the new player and absolute beginner. In fact, we have outstanding instruments at all price levels! We also host in-shop concerts by world-class musicians & offer lessons taught by a first-class instructor. And here, our online home, is the place to find all of our wares & information about our activities.
Please take a tour of our new website. We have added some tools to help you with your instrument searches. You can use the Search Bar just above the Navigation Menu. Just enter one or more keywords, for example "Gibson Vintage 192" for all Gibsons from the 1920's. You can also Navigate via the "Shop By" menu selections.
Some Hints: The instrument detail has been enhanced, allowing us to better organize the Features|Description|Specs and to add higher resolution Photos, Audio & Video clips, as well. (Click on any instrument photo to Zoom!) You can now Bookmark a single instrument detail page (using your favorite browser). Check out the "Brand Name" menu item to find instruments by your favorite luthier. Or you can simply enter keywords like Vintage Guitars or Vintage Mandolins into the Search Bar.
Thanks for dropping by!!
P.S. We had a great time this August at the 2013 Healdsburg Guitar Festival. Here is our festival handout that describes our hand-built Schoenberg guitars:
Download Pamphlet (pdf, 10MB)
Our Newest Instruments
Sign Up for Group Guitar Lessons Now!
Beginning Folk / Pop Guitar for Adults and Teens, with Joe Miller
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM Starts January 21 to March 4 (No class February 18)
6 weeks for $125.
Register with a check to Joe sent to the store; please include a phone number.
Music Theory for Guitar, Ukulele & Other String Players
Mondays, 8:05-9:05 PM Starts January 27 thru March 10 (No class February 17)
6 weeks for $125.
Learn about key signatures, the Circle of Fifths, & what scales go with what chords!
Beginning & Intermediate Ukulele in Mill Valley
Wednesdays Starts January 29, 2014 For adults and teens
These group uke classes are through Tamalpais High School Community Ed.
(For more info on the uke classes, go to MarinLearn.com)
Click here for more details: Music Lessons
John Reischman, Scott Nygaard & Sharon Gilchrist In Concert In March
Join us for the performance on Thursday, March 20, at 8:00 p.m.
John is renowned in the bluegrass world for his extraordinary touch--the tone he coaxes from the mandolin is as close to singing as can be imagined. Call his an understated virtuosity. . . And he applies it to his forays into his own tunes, his contributions to a Grammy-winning Bill Monroe tribute album, and to the Brazilian choro music he plays with friend John Miller. From his beginning as an original member of the Tony Rice Unit to his work in John Reischman & The Jaybirds to his solo projects, John has maintained a standard of impeccable taste and musicality. Scott, who’s worked with Laurie Lewis, Tim O’Brien, Joan Baez, and many others, is one of the most creative performers on flat-picked guitar. His recent projects highlight his original compositions, and recordings with his band Crow Molly, Roger Tallroth (of Väsen), & his two solo CDs on Rounder Records all demonstrate Scott's versatility and his personal blend of bluegrass, jazz and folk guitar styles. Sharon, another mandolin virtuoso, also plays upright bass. She brings the “thump” to the great bluegrass ensemble, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands. She’ll also be teaching upright bass at the Grass Valley Music Camp in June. To hear Sharon on her first instrument you’ll find her in company with musicians like Darol Anger, Kathy Kallick & Bill Evans. Also, her mandolin prowess can be heard on the wonderful Peter Rowan and Tony Rice Quartet recording, Quartet. Bring together three such superb musicians and the result is an evening of transcendent musicality, and the pleasure of watching the interplay of three masters at play . . .
John Reischman approaches the mandolin with unprecedented musicality. — Chris Thile
As adept at creating magnetic rhythms as he is knocking off stunning solos, Nygaard is possibly the best acoustic guitarist to come along in bluegrass music since Tony Rice. — Edmonton (Alberta) Journal
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
* Check out this video of the Recording King Interview with Eric Schoenberg
* Eric performing his composition All In Good Time at the Schoenberg Guitars 20th Anniversary Concert.
* Eric playing Good Ship Lollipop on his 1929 L-5.
• Eric- While My Guitar Gently Weeps, on his Schoenberg 0 Cutaway