Welcome to the online home of Schoenberg Guitars!
We are two overlapping enterprises here at 106 Main Street in Tiburon, California. First, we are our own tradition-based Schoenberg Guitars, representing the very best of the hand-builder?s art in sound-quality, playability & projection. And, second, we are the brick-and-mortar store where these and other great instruments are bought, sold, traded & repaired. Our unique inventory includes many of the finest vintage Martins & Gibsons available anywhere?even some one-of-a-kind museum pieces? as well as old & new guitars, mandolins, ukuleles & banjos, all from brand-name-makers and hand-builders. And we carry the best-sounding instruments we can! We cater to the experienced musicians looking for ?lifetime' instruments and, also, to the absolute beginner looking for an inexpensive yet playable entry-level one. In fact, we have outstanding instruments at all price levels, and these include a custom set-up! (We have a reputation for our great set-ups, done while you wait.) We also host in-shop concerts by world-class musicians & offer lessons from a first-rate 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 website and contact us with any questions. We update our inventory almost daily.
Also, if you check in the menu list (up on the left) under "Departments" you'll find our Archive Gallery, a listing of our sold instruments with photos & info. It's a collection of fascinating guitars and a useful history of the acoustic guitar, in some ways.
And here are some hints to help you with any of your searches.
Finally, we always have great 'starter' instruments for beginners in stock -- ukuleles start at $59 & guitars at $199, all with professional set-up included at no charge. You'll be surprised by the quality you get for so little money!
Thanks for dropping by!!
Our Newest Instruments
Soon to be listed
Mike Dowling in Concert in January
Thursday, January 26 at 8 p.m.
Mike is possessed of an old musical soul, which explains how he can pull transcendent tunes and licks from deep in his musical bag of American roots guitar styles. It's as if he were a traditional Piedmont-style fingerpicker and swing jazz legend, all wrapped into one. He also sings and his feeling and phrasing make the songs his own. Relaxed and down-to-earth, Mike makes it all good fun. From bottleneck blues on a well-worn National to elegant swing interpretations that find a groove Ella Fitzgerald would love, Mike can do it all. And he's got a Grammy, from the Pink Guitar recording of Henry Mancini tunes. He's also a great teacher, and can be found showing other guitarists the ropes at workshops & camps, or even at his own place in Wyoming. He's an esteemed old friend, and he will be your friend, too.
"One of the finest guitar players there is, anywhere." -- Vassar Clements
"His strongest suit in a hand that includes versatility, musical intelligence and a good ear for material is his ability to communicate. . . he injects feeling into every word and note." -- Hit List, Acoustic Guitar
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door Call for tickets: 415-789-0846
Chris Webster & Nina Gerber in Concert in February
Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m.
Chris sings with such intensity -- even when her singing is at the level of a hush -- that you'd think she invented soul. You may remember her from Mumbo Jumbo, one of our great NorCal party bands, but early on she was recruited by Ray Benson to join Asleep At The Wheel, the legendary country-swing band. Throw in her bluegrass record with her sister, Cassie, and Scott Nygaard, and her solo albums (she writes, too), and her recent CD with Nina, and you know Chris just thrives on great music. "Bye Bye Blackbird" and "Over the Rainbow" are likely to show up on her set list, along with "Sitting Here in Limbo" and "Imagine." Just imagine that kind of range from someone who can really sing . . . Nina, on guitar, is the vocal accompanist extraordinaire who takes it all in stride. She offers up the groove and the sparkle -- no one fills the air with better touches of melody and beauty to support a great voice. This will be an evening to remember . . .
On Chris: "Chris Webster's voice is wondrous -- deeply expressive and full of everything from the sensual to the spriritual. She doesn't so much sing a song as bring it to life." -- Oakland Tribune
On Nina: "She's a musician's musician, or maybe she's just everybody's favorite guitarist." -- Nevada City Prospector.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door Call for tickets: 415-789-0846
Sign Up for GROUP GUITAR or UKULELE lessons now!
JOE MILLER is offering the following group classes for adults & teens starting Jan. 11, 2017. Join the fun!
All group classes will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Blvd., Strawberry/Tiburon (across from The Cove Shopping Center, less than one mile from Highway 101.)
January 12 - March 16, 2017, Thursday evenings, 8:05 to 9:05, (no class Feb. 23).
January 12 - March 16, 2017, Thursday evenings, 7 to 8:00, (no class Feb. 23).
ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION!
Wednesdays 7 - 8 PM, January 11 to March 15, 2017 (no class Feb. 22).
Wednesdays 8:05 - 9:05 PM, January 11 to March 15, 2017 (no class Feb. 22).
All group classes are 9 weeks for $195. To register, please send payment to:
Joe Miller, c/o Eric Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon, CA 94920.
Please include your email and phone, and specify which class you want.
Complete Class Descriptions are at JoeGuitarMiller.com
PRIVATE LESSONS for ages 5 through adult are offered here at the store on Sundays and Mondays, and at Westminster Church on Wednesdays and Thursdays; for info please call Joe Miller at (415) 480-9618.
* 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 0C Standard