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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 a range of many of the finest vintage Martins & Gibsons available anywhere--even some one-of-a-kind museum pieces. If it's a vintage Martin or Gibson you're looking for, you'll do yourself a favor by checking out our inventory! We also carry a number of old & new guitars, mandolins, ukuleles & banjos from brand-name-makers and hand-builders. And we work hard to carry the best-sounding instruments (and best-playing 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 it's 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, please note that 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 pleasantly surprised by the quality you get for so little money! 

Thanks for dropping by!!


Guitars On Sale: New Lower Prices:

Santa Cruz '29 000 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2015

Schoenberg Soloist Cutaway Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2000

Martin 00-42 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1911

Schoenberg 00C Standard Cocobolo Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2012

Fender Princeton Tube Amp, Vintage 1962

Gibson F-5 Mandolin, Vintage 1928

Franciso Manuel Fleta Acoustic Archtop Guitar, Vintage 1948

DMT Corrugated Top Acoustic/Electric Guitar, New


Our Newest Instruments


Soon to be listed:

  • 2005 Summit A-100S
  • 1989 Guild Artist Award
  • Santa Cruz D/PW Brazilian
  • 2016 Santa Cruz OMG
  • 2015 Martin Custom 000-14F Guatamalan Rosewood
  • 1994 Gibson F-5L
  • 2018 Gibson ES-335
  • 2001 Martin 000-28H
  • 1946 Martin D-28
  • 1936 Martin 000-28, re-top
  • 2015 American Special Telecaster
  • 2016 Larrivee P-03 Parlor
  • © 1946 National N-275
  • 1999 James Olson SJ
  • 1966 Gretsch Country Gentleman
  • 2004 Fender 50th Anniversary Strat Deluxe Custom
  • 1933 Martin OM-18, in transit (neck reset)
  • Turner Renaissance Koa Steel String
  • 1997 Schoenberg 000C Standard Brazilian/Adirondack
  • Fender Sonoran Acoustic
  • Aria Pro ll RS Special V
  • 1968 Winston Electric Tenor Banjo (Kawai)

Sign Up for GROUP GUITAR or UKULELE LESSONS Now! (Or sign up for private lessons!)

Besides private lessons, JOE MILLER offers GROUP LESSONS for adults & teens starting January 21, 2020.  Join the fun!

BEGINNING FOLK/POP GUITAR:

Tuesdays, January 21 ? March 17, 2020, 7 ? 8 PM, 9 weeks for $195

BEGINNING UKULELE:

Tuesdays, January 21 -- March 17, 8:05-9:05, 9 weeks for $195

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION!

Wednesdays, January 22 ? March 18, 7 ? 8 PM, 9 weeks for $195

UKULELE LEVEL 2

 Wednesdays, January 22 ? March 18, 7 ? 8 PM, 9 weeks for $195

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED FINGERSTYLE UKULELE:

Tuesdays, January 21 -- March 17, 6:00-6:55 PM,  9 weeks for $245

All Wednesday group classes will be held at The Ranch (Tiburon Recreation Department), 600 Ned?s Way, Tiburon; All Tuesday classes will be held at Tiburon Baptist Church, 445 Greenwood Beach Road, one mile from Highway 101.

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.

Please include your email and phone #, and specify which class you want to take.

You can also register for classes through TheRanchToday.org; MillValleyRecreation.org (Tuesday classes); or TownofCorteMadera.org (Beginning Guitar only).

PRIVATE LESSONS for ages 5 through adult are offered here at the store on Sundays, at Tiburon Baptist Church on Tuesdays, and at The Ranch on Wednesdays. All beginners, young children, returning students and fingerpickers are welcome! For more information 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 be done while you wait. More involved repairs, like neck-resets, crack repairs, & refrets can take up to 10 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

* Sweet video of Eric talking about music, guitars, the store and more

* Eric showing off the super clean 1945 000-28

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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