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)
We will be closed Sunday, 8/31, and Monday, 9/1, for the Labor Day holiday.
Our Newest Instruments
John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band: Herb Pedersen, Jon Randall, Mark Fain In Concert In September
Join us for their performance on Wednesday, September 10, at 8:00 p.m.
These four are bluegrass incarnate, but so much more! John’s a Grammy winner for country instrumental (with Brad Paisley), a nominee for best bluegrass album (with Earl Scruggs), and an acknowledged Gypsy Jazz virtuoso. Herb was a member of two legendary bluegrass outfits, The Dillards and Old and In the Way. His heart-felt vocals are renowned -- for example, Herb’s is the indelible harmony voice on the Emmylou Harris classic Pieces of the Sky. Together with Chris Hillman, John and Herb also started The Desert Rose Band. Jon was guitarist for Emmylou’s Nash Ramblers and has written several hit songs, including the CMA Song of the Year in 2005 (with Bill Anderson). Mark toured and recorded on bass for 13 years with Ricky Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Together, their musicality is off the charts. And the warmth, precision, and power of their playing will demonstrate why this music will be forever loved. Come show your love tonight!
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Mary Flower In Concert In September
Join us for her performance on Saturday, September 13, at 8:00 p.m.
One of our favorite musicians, Mary works in the intricately syncopated Piedmont fingerpicking style and plays a deeply bluesy lap-slide guitar. But that makes her playing sound like work – when really it goes down like a mint julip on a hot day. She’s also performed with Pat Donohue on Prairie Home Companion, so you understand the company she’s keeping. Critics rave about her husky contralto, her writing, her ragtime and her take on Memphis Minnie. As if this weren’t enough, she’s also the only woman ever to place twice in the top three at the legendary National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship. One critic has called her playing “restrained, but impeccable.” Except that she’s joyous and impeccable, too. Come visit Mary with us -- she may become one of your favorites, too.
“She’s one of the nation’s premier fingerstyle blues guitarists . . . “ All-Music Guide to the Blues
“The reason Mary Flower has been able to make a living playing the music she loves is that she is the very essence of taste.” – Sing Out
Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door
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Beginning Folk / Pop Guitar for Adults and Teens, with Joe Miller
Mondays, 8:05-9:05 PM November 10 - December 15, 2014 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
Also, Joe Miller's other classes in Ukulele, Music Theory, & Guitar will be moving to: Roots Music Marin, 1455C East Francisco Blvd, San Rafael, starting Wed., Sept. 17, 2014. For more info & to register, please go to eplay.livelifelocally.com.
Click on Programs, then advanced Search, & type in Ukulele, Music Theory, or Guitar. Private lessons are available both in Tiburon & San Rafael; please email JoeMiller1@gmail.com or call (415) 480-9618.
* 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