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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 tone, projection & playability. And, second, we are the friendly brick-and-mortar store where these and other great stringed 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.) And we're not just guitars. We have a huge selection of ukuleles, from inexpensive to hand-made. And mandolins at all price-points. 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.) 

For photos of instruments, go to the individual page of that instrument. Then click on the first photo -- often a headstock photo -- others are available, then, by clicking on the arrows.

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 extra charge. You'll be surprised by the quality you get for so little money! 

Thanks for dropping by!! 


Holiday Hours in December

We'll have normal hours through Saturday, December 22. The 22nd will be the last day we'll be open before Christmas. We'll be closed through the holiday and reopen Thursday, December 27. We wish you and yours a safe, joyful & tuneful season! 


Our Newest Instruments


 Soon to be listed:

  • 1963 0-16NY
  • 1953 Martin 00-18
  • 2007 Collings 0002H
  • 2006 Guild F-412 12-string, new lower price
  • 1955 Fender Telecaster
  • © 1920's National Triolian Soprano Ukulele
  • 1915 Gibson GB-1 Banjo Uke
  • 1964 Martin 00-16C
  • 1934 Gibson L-00
  • 1927 Martin 00-42
  • 1932 Martin OM-18 Shadetop
  • Viacali RT, New
  • Merrill C-18, new lower price
  • 1931 Martin OM-18
  • 1932 OM-18
  • 2002 Schoenberg 000C Standard, Braz & Italian
  • 1919 Martin 00-45
  • 2002 Santa Cruz H
  • 2004 Michael Doolin V12OM Double Cutaway
  • 1948 Martin D-18
  • 1958 Martin D-18, in transit
  • 1935 Gibson L-1, in transit
  • © 1930 Gibson L-2
  • 1997 Heritage Golden Eagle ASB
  • Recording King RP2-626-C--We have a very limited supply of these discontinued gems designed by Eric!
  • 2002 Martin 0000-28C Custom
  • 1941 Martin D-18, in transit
  • Aria Pro ll RS Special V
  • Vivitone Acoustic Hollow-Body, As New Condition
  • 1957 Gibson ES-350T
  • 1935 Washburn Model 5255 Carvrd-Top Sunburst (by Regal)
  • 1992/1993 G&L ASAT
  • David Nichols 17" Archtop
  • 1968 Winston Electric Tenor Banjo (Kawai)

Sign Up for GROUP GUITAR or UKULELE Lessons now!

JOE MILLER is offering group classes for adults & teens starting January 22, 2019. 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:

January 22--March 19, Tuesdays, 8:05-9:05, 9 weeks for $195

CONTINUING UKULELE:

January 23--March 20, Wednesdays, 6:00-6:55, 9 weeks for $195.

The emphasis in this class will be on playing fingerstyle. Students should have some previous experience with fingerstyle playing.

BEGINNING FOLK/POP GUITAR:

January 22--March 19Tuesdays, 7-8:00, 9 weeks for $195 (including a method book)

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION!

January 23--November 20, Wednesdays, 7-8:00, 9 weeks for $195

Complete Class Descriptions are at JoeGuitarMiller.com.

To register, please drop in at the store (closed Sundays & Mondays), or send payment to:

Joe Miller, c/o Eric Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon, CA 94920, or drop in at the store (closed Sundays & Mondays).

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 Tuesdays & Wednesdays. 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 and handle every kind of warranty repair on customer-owned Martins.

We have a reputation for doing great set-ups on acoustic guitars. 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

 

 
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Michael Lewis 10-String Mandocello, Vintage 2012Michael Lewis 10-String Mandocello, Vintage 2012
Gibson EH-150 Electric Lap-Style Guitar, Vintage 1938Gibson EH-150 Electric Lap-Style Guitar, Vintage 1938
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Randall Kramer Big Sky Acoustic Guitar, NewRandall Kramer Big Sky Acoustic Guitar, New
Gibson SJ Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1946Gibson SJ Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1946
Martin 00-18 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1944Martin 00-18 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1944
Martin 000-18 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1923Martin 000-18 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1923
Martin 000-18 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1950Martin 000-18 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1950
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Bourgeois 0 Custom Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2015Bourgeois 0 Custom Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2015
Martin 00-30 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1903Martin 00-30 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1903
Gibson/Grant LP Wide Neck Solid Body Electric Guitar, NewGibson/Grant LP Wide Neck Solid Body Electric Guitar, New
Martin 0-28 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1903Martin 0-28 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1903
DeLapp Model K Acoustic Guitar, NewDeLapp Model K Acoustic Guitar, New
Gibson L-00 Acoustic Guitar, circa 1937Gibson L-00 Acoustic Guitar, circa 1937
Martin 0-45 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1919Martin 0-45 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1919
Taylor Custom JU Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2013Taylor Custom JU Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2013
National National "Don" Resonator Guitar, Vintage 2008
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Goodall Traditional OM Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2004Goodall Traditional OM Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2004
Martin OM-28 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1931Martin OM-28 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1931
Guild F-412 Twelve-String Guitar, Vintage 2006Guild F-412 Twelve-String Guitar, Vintage 2006
Mark Grant Mark Grant "1960" Tacoblaster Solid Body Electric, New
Mark Grant SGuire Sticky Icky Green Solid Body Electric, NewMark Grant SGuire Sticky Icky Green Solid Body Electric, New
Gibson F-2 Mandolin, Vintage 1928Gibson F-2 Mandolin, Vintage 1928
Gibson ES-350T Thin Body Electric Guitar, Vintage 1957Gibson ES-350T Thin Body Electric Guitar, Vintage 1957
Altman F-5 Loar Series Mandolin, Vintage 2011Altman F-5 Loar Series Mandolin, Vintage 2011
Morgan Daniel T-Style Electric Guitar, NewMorgan Daniel T-Style Electric Guitar, New
Gibson L-5 CES Acoustic/Electric Hollow Body Jazz Guitar, Vintage 1992Gibson L-5 CES Acoustic/Electric Hollow Body Jazz Guitar, Vintage 1992
Stahl Style 6 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1935Stahl Style 6 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1935
Martin OM-28 Acoustic Guitar, NewMartin OM-28 Acoustic Guitar, New
Giacomel J-5 Mandolin, NewGiacomel J-5 Mandolin, New
Martin 0-17 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1935Martin 0-17 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1935
Schoenberg Soloist Acoustic Guitar, NewSchoenberg Soloist Acoustic Guitar, New
Mark Grant Flying T Korina Solid-Body Electric Guitar, newMark Grant Flying T Korina Solid-Body Electric Guitar, new
Wildwood Custom 5-String Banjo, Vintage 1987Wildwood Custom 5-String Banjo, Vintage 1987
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Stewart Special Thoroughbred 5-String Banjo, Circa 1900Stewart Special Thoroughbred 5-String Banjo, Circa 1900
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