"Late Night Conversation"
Schoenberg & Scholtz
Melody, mood, and nuance
with Guitar & Autoharp
Schoenberg Models Martin 000-28 Martin 000-18s Martin 000-21 Snowdrop

Welcome to the online home of Schoenberg Guitars!

We are two different enterprises based at 106 Main Street in Tiburon, California. First, we are our own line of top quality, tradition-based hand-built Schoenberg guitars. And, second, we are the store in which they, along with the instruments of other top builders -- as well as new & vintage guitars, mandolins, ukuleles & banjos -- are bought, sold, & repaired. We cater to the needs of experienced musicians looking for one-of-a-kind instruments and, also, to the new player and absolute beginner. In fact, we have outstanding instruments at all price levels! We also host in-shop concerts by world-class musicians & offer lessons taught by a first-class 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 new website. We have added some tools to help you with your instrument searches. You can use the Search Bar just above the Navigation Menu.  Just enter one or more keywords, for example "Gibson Vintage 192" for all Gibsons from the 1920's. You can also Navigate via the "Shop By" menu selections.

Some Hints: The instrument detail has been enhanced, allowing us to better organize the Features|Description|Specs and to add higher resolution Photos, Audio & Video clips, as well. (Click on any instrument photo to Zoom!) You can now Bookmark a single instrument detail page (using your favorite browser). Check out the "Brand Name" menu item to find instruments by your favorite luthier. Or you can simply enter keywords like Vintage Guitars or Vintage Mandolins into the Search Bar. 

Thanks for dropping by!!

P.S.  We had a great time this August at the 2013 Healdsburg Guitar Festival. Here is our festival handout that describes our hand-built Schoenberg guitars:

Download Pamphlet (pdf, 10MB)


Our Newest Instruments

  • 1929 Martin 000-18
  • 1927 Martin 0-18
  • 1937 Gibson L-00
  • 1946 Martin 0-18
  • 1953 Martin D-28
  • circa 1850 Petitjean
  • David Dart 00-12-Fret
  • Gallien-Kruger 250ML
  • Stahl (Larson) 0 14-fret, in the shop
  • 1920's Epiphone Recording Model D
  • 2012 Kevin Ryan Abbey Grand Parlor 
  • 1932 Martin 1-17, in the shop
  • 1960's Guild F-212, in the shop
  • 2002 Martin D-28
  • 1920's Stahl Concert
  • 1919 Martin 00-45, in the shop
  • circa 1938 Slingerland Songster Archtop
  • 1928 Gibson L-2, in the repair shop
  • 1930 Martin 5-15T, as is

Sign Up for Group Guitar Lessons Now!

Beginning Folk / Pop Guitar for Adults and Teens, with Joe Miller
Mondays, 8:05-9:05 PM     Starts March 31 to May 5
6 weeks for $125. 
Register with a check to Joe sent to the store; please include a phone number.
Click here for more details: Music Lessons 

Rick Ruskin In Concert In May

Join us for the performance on Friday, May 9, at 8:00 p.m.  

Rick Ruskin

Rick’s got the groove – a kind of rhythmic exuberance to his own finger-style tunes and to other pieces, like the old Motown songs he performs. Who else can play a funky bass line while wrapping a shimmering melody around it?  He can throw “Riki Don’t Lose That Number” at you or a tune out of the Rev. Gary Davis songbook. Rick spent many, many hours with the Reverend but went on to develop his own style. A musician’s musician, Rick has some 20 recordings to his name, starting with his Tacoma releases. And he can play the Beach Boys as well as his own compositions. But don’t get caught up in his resume – this man makes listening to the guitar a sheer foot-tapping joy! 

“Ruskin’s solo guitar pieces. . . will stand the test of time for beauty and musicality. Amazing talent.” – Chris Lunn

“Rick is so brilliant at times that he seems to transcend normal approaches to the guitar . . . he may be the smoothest technical player around.  Flashy,  fast,  inventive and musical and that isn’t easy.” – Guitar Player Magazine

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

 Recommended Videos

* 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 0 Cutaway