"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, 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 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

  • 2013 Schoenberg Quartet #5
  • Martin Custom 00-17S
  • 1962 Martin 0-15
  • Randall Kramer Big Sky 00-12
  • 1952 Martin 00-17
  • c. 1935 Gibson A-C Century Mandolin
  • c. 1930 DeLuccia OM
  • Larrivee US-09 KA Soprano Uke
  • recent Loar LM-700 VS
  • c. 1918 Knutsen Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitar
  • Oahu NL Dlx, Converted to Round Neck
  • Sexauer FT 0 Companion - big leaf maple/sinker redwood
  • 1964 Epiphone Eldorado
  • Gallien-Kruger 250ML
  • Oahu Model 68, in the shop
  • 1927 Martin 0-18, in the shop
  • Stahl (Larson) 0 14-fret, in the shop
  • 1960's Guild F-212, in the shop
  • circa 1938 Slingerland Songster Archtop
  • 1928 Gibson L-2, in the repair shop
  • 1930 Martin 5-15T, as is

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.

John Jorgenson/Herb Pedersen

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.

Mary Flower

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

Sign Up for Group Guitar Lessons Now!

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.

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