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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!! 


Our Newest Instruments


Soon to be listed:

  • 2015 Gibson ES-335 '63 Reissue in Pelham Blue
  • ©1920 Gibson Style 0
  • 2018 Martin 000-28 EC
  • Matin OM-21 Ambertone, New
  • 2015 Gibson AJ Luthier's Choice
  • 2015 Bourgeois OM Custom Country Boy Mahogany
  • 1969 D-18S
  • Bacon Peerless Guitar Banjo
  • 1971 1928 Gallagher GC70
  • 2016 Eastman AR610 Acoustic Archtop
  • 1964 Martin D-18
  • 1958 Martin D-18
  • 2002 D'Angelico NYL-2 SB
  • 1962 Fender Princeton Brown Face
  • 1970 Martin D-35
  • National Resolectric RCHP-991
  • ©1995 Trace Elliot TA40CR
  • © 1920's National Triolian Soprano Ukulele
  • 1964 Martin 00-16C
  • 1963 0-16NY
  • 1935 Gibson L-1
  • Recording King RP2-626-C
  • 1941 Martin D-18,
  • Aria Pro ll RS Special V
  • Vivitone Acoustic Hollow-Body, As New Condition
  • 1935 Washburn Model 5255 Carvrd-Top Sunburst (by Regal)
  • 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 April 16, 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:

Tuesdays, April 16 – May 28 2019, 8:05-9:05, 7 weeks for $155

BEGINNING FOLK/POP GUITAR:

Tuesdays, April 16 – May 28 2019, 7 – 8 PM, 7 weeks for $155 (including a method book)

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION!

Wednesdays, April 17 – May 29 2019, 7 – 8 PM, 7 weeks for $155.

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.

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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