"Late Night Conversation"
Schoenberg & Scholtz
Melody, mood, and nuance
with Guitar & Autoharp
Schoenberg Models Schoenberg Quartet 1923 Gibson F5 1923 Gibson F5 Martin 000-28 Martin 000-18s Martin 000-21 Snowdrop

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 sound-quality, playability & projection. And, second, we are the brick-and-mortar store where these and other great instruments are bought, sold, traded & repaired. Our unique inventory includes many of the finest vintage Martins & Gibsons available today 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. We cater to the experienced musicians looking for ‘lifetime' instruments and, also, to the new player & absolute beginner looking for inexpensive yet playable entry-level ones. 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.) We also host in-shop concerts by world-class musicians & offer lessons from 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 website and contact us with any questions. We update our inventory almost daily.

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Thanks for dropping by!! 

Our Newest Instruments

Soon to be listed

  • 1947 Martin 00-17
  • 1929 Martin 0-28K
  • c. 1933 Gibson L-1
  • New! 'Baggage Man'-Outboard Pre for the L.R. Baggs Lyric pick-up
  • 1945 Martin D-28
  • 1948 Martin D-28
  • 2007 Collings C-10 SB
  • 2013 Bourgeois Custom 000 - Short scale, all mahogany
  • Fender Pawn Shop Special Greta Amp
  • Baby Taylor, recent
  • 2009 Martin OM-21 Custom (Adirondack Spruce)
  • 2012 Martin D-28 Marquis
  • 2004 Martin D-42
  • 1963 Martin D-28
  • 1966 Martin D-18
  • 2011 Martin CS-21-11
  • 1933 Domingo Esteso Flamenco
  • Mark Leaf Single '0' Case, Used
  • Calton D Case, Used

Laurence Juber In Concert In October

Friday, October 16, at 8 p.m.

Laurence Juber

Laurence performs here each year to a sold-out house. Still it’s hard to say what we like most about LJ’s playing – his beautiful phrasing, the power built into his creative arrangements, or simply his superb technique. LJ truly has it all. From “Little Wing” to “It’s Only A Paper Moon” to “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” his playing is gripping and masterful. Picked by Paul McCartney to play lead guitar for Wings, nothing he has done since is a lesser achievement. He has more than a dozen solo guitar recordings. He has two Grammy wins – one for his piece on “Pink Guitar – The Music of Henry Mancini” and many other accolades. His recent solo recording, “Wooden Horses,” is full of groove-driven originals. And like his others, this show will sell out, so please call in advance for tickets.  Then plan on being amazed when you get here . . 

His playing is just short of sleight of hand, and, like all magicians, he makes it seem effortless. – San Francisco Chronicle

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door

Call for tickets: 415-789-0846

Sign Up for Group Guitar Lessons Now!

Sign Up for Group Guitar or Ukulele Lessons Now!

All of Joe's classes in Ukulele, Music Theory, & Guitar will be held at Roots Music Marin, 1455 East Francisco Blvd, San Rafael (near Home Depot). All classes are $125 for 6 weeks of one-hour classes, including all materials. You can register with a check to Joe sent to the store (Joe Miller c/o Eric Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon CA 94920) and please include a phone number and email. Click here for more details: Music Lessons All group classes are open to adults and teens.

BEGINNING UKULELE Group starts Thursday Sept. 17, 2015, 8:05 to 9:05 PM.

Continuing Ukulele Group starts Thursday Oct. 29, 8:05 to 9:05 PM (no class Nov. 26).

Advanced Ukulele Group starts Thursday Sept 10 2015, 7 ? 8 PM; also Thursday Oct. 22, 7 ? 8 PM (no class Nov. 26).

MUSIC THEORY for Guitarists and Other String Players starts Wednesday September 23, 8:05-9:05 PM.

Music Theory Level 2 starts Wednesday Nov. 4 2015, 8:05 ? 9:05 PM (no class Nov. 25).

 BEGINNING FOLK / POP  GUITAR starts Tuesday Sept. 29, 8:05 ? 9:05 PM 

Continuing Folk / Pop Guitar starts Tuesday Nov. 10 2015, 8:05 ? 9:05 PM

American FINGERSTYLE GUITAR and JAM SESSION starts Wednesday Sept. 9, 7 ? 8 PM, and Wednesday Oct. 21 7-8 PM (no class Nov. 25). Some ability to read music is required for this class.

Private lessons for all ages are available both in Tiburon & San Rafael; please email JoeMiller1@gmail.com or call (415) 480-9618 for more info.

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 0 Cutaway