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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 friendly 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.  (Here are some hints to help you with any of your searches.) 

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.

Questions about repairs?. . . see the information below the 'Lessons' segment on this page.

Finally, we always have great 'starter' instruments for beginners in stock -- ukuleles start at $49 & 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

  • 1948 Martin 0-18
  • 1970 Martin D-35
  • 1920s Summers Koa Soprano Ukulele
  • Ibanez George Benson GB-10, Recent
  • 2008 Dudenbostal A-5 Mandolin
  • 2008 Martin OMC-18 Laurence Juber
  • 2009 Martin MC-18 Woody Mann
  • Santa Cruz FMC Mandocello
  • Recording King RNJ-26 LE, used, w/bone bridge pins
  • 1968 Gibson SJ
  • 1943 Martin 000-28

Richard Smith In Concert In August

Thursday, August 31 at 8 p.m.

If you like finger-style guitar, you’ll want to know Richard. When Richard was eleven, the legendary Chet Atkins asked him onstage during a performance in London – and he stunned the audience of a thousand with his incredible mastery of Chet’s songs. Now in his thirties Richard’s repertoire spans a range of styles from country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock, to classical guitar. Did we mention he was the 2001 National Fingerstyle Champion? There seems to be nothing he can’t get under his fingers – Sousa marches, the styles of Les Paul, Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed. He is universally admired by the best of the best. And his shows here in the last few years have been outstanding. Check out his fan club below: 

“The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better.” – Chet Atkins

 “If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith.” – Tommy Emmanuel

  “He is one of the world’s greatest guitarists.” – Muriel Anderson

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door                              Call for tickets: 415-789-0846


David Grier In Concert In September

Wednesday, July 19 at 8 p.m.

You know that David’s guitar playing shines – he’s been compared to Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Norman Blake & Clarence White. His dad, who played with Bill Monroe, led him into bluegrass, but his love of music has taken him beyond – the extraordinary sweetness of his playing makes him unique. Three times he’s been chosen Guitarist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and he’s been an Acoustic Guitar Magazine Artist of the Decade. Still, David is more than a gifted and creative influence on the world of flat-picked guitar . . . When you come to hear him, expect a peerless exhibition of startling competency and feeling that touches bluegrass and other genres as well. And not only that--he's also a fine songwriter and singer. We’re always delighted to have David back in the shop!

“Grier is an astounding guitar talent . . .” – Flatpick Guitar Magazine

“Grier’s timing is instinctive and his technique is flawless.”– No Depression Magazine

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 group classes for adults & teens starting March 19, 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.)

BEGINNING UKULELE:

Sept. 19- Nov. 14, Tuesday evenings 8:05-9:05

BEGINNING FOLK/POP GUITAR:

Sept. 19- Nov. 14, Tuesday evenings 7-8:00, 9 weeks $195

MUSIC THEORY for Guitarists and Other String Players,

Sept. 20-Nov. 15, Wednesday evenings 6-7:00  This class is offered only once a year.

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION!

Sept. 20-Nov. 15, Wednesday evenings 7-8:00

CONTINUING UKULELE:

Sept. 20-Nov. 15, Wednesday evenings 8:05-9:05

YOUTH GUITAR and UKULELE,  Sept. 12- Nov. 14, Tuesday afternoons 4:15-5:15. Ages 10-18. Students must know common chords and be able to keep a beat. The class focuses on strumming chords with other people.

Complete Class Descriptions are at JoeGuitarMiller.com.

Most group classes are $195 for 9 weeks, except the YOUTH GUITAR and UKULELE  group which is $250 for 10 weeks.

To register, please drop in at the store (closed Mondays), or 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 to take.

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.


Repairs & other work on guitars

Repairs

We do all kinds of repairs on guitars, mandolins, banjos & ukuleles, from simple set-ups to complete restorations. We do neck re-sets on a regular basis, fret-work, bridge re-glues, etc. We work on modern guitars from all makers, from the most basic to the most expensive, and also on pre-war Martins, Gibsons, Nationals, Regals, Kays, the guitars of the Larson brothers, and others.

We are a Martin-Authorized Warranty Repair Center. 

Set-ups can usually be done while you wait. More involved repairs, like neck-resets, can take 6 to 8 weeks because of our work load.

Revoicing & Neck Reshaping

Because instruments respond to subtle adjustments, over the years we’ve developed techniques for re-voicing guitars. We are now accepting work on customer's instruments. Let us bring your instrument’s voice more in line with your preferences.
 
We also reshape necks, knowing how important neck shape is to a guitar’s playability.
 
Call for prices and to discuss the improvements you’d like to see in your guitar.

Recommended Videos

 * Julian Lage: The best guitar player in the world plays the best guitar in the world

*  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