"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 website and contact us with any questions. Here are some hints to help you with your search. 

Thanks for dropping by!!

P.S.  We've always loved showing the Schoenberg guitars at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival. Though the festival will no longer be held we still have our 2013 HGF handout describing the hand-built Schoenberg guitars:

Download Pamphlet (pdf, 10MB) 

Our Newest Instruments

Soon to be listed

  • Stahl (Larson) Carved Mandolin, Long Scale
  • 1930 Gibson Nick Lucas
  • c. 1928 Epiphone Model A
  • 1924 Gibson GB-4 Guitar-Banjo
  • 1928 Gibson TG-1 Tenor Guitar
  • 2001 Nugget F-5
  • 1905 Gibson Style U Harp Guitar
  • 1931 Martin Style 20 Mandolin
  • recent Martin 00-18 Geoff Muldaur
  • 1960's Martin T1 Ukulele
  • Collings OM-2E SS, recent
  • Greven 00-28/Lucas, recent
  • 1920 Martin 0-18
  • 1949 Martin 5-18
  • 2012 Schoenberg OM-18 Relic
  • Moonstone Parlor
  • 1934 Martin 000-45
  • Santa Cruz H13 Sunburst Mahogany
  • c. 1887 Martin 0-28
  • c. 1887 Martin 0-28
  • 1951 Gibson J-45
  • 1938 Gibson "Special Flattop" Rosewood L-00 w/L-12 Neck
  • 1920 Martin 0-18
  • 1952 Gibson J-50
  • Big Hollow 00 Sunburst
  • 2009 Martin OM-21
  • 1934 Gibson L-00
  • 1924 Gibson L-3
  • 1936 Gibson HG-00
  • 1970's Dobro Model 66
  • 1928 Gibson L-2, in the repair shop
  • Calton D Case, Used
  • Mark Leaf "0" Case, Used

Geoff Muldaur In Concert In May

Thursday, May 28, at 8 p.m.

Geoff Muldaur

Geoff’s resume starts with the groups he founded with Jim Kweskin and Paul Butterfield. He’s clearly had a celebrated and distinctive career. But when he sings tonight it will be just his voice and guitar leading us through his unique arrangements of classic and sometimes obscure American songs and blues and the tunes he’s composed himself. Geoff’s genius is inseparable from his voice – a voice that embraces black and white while transcending both. His vocal range is a pure vibration in the air and “otherworldly,” to quote the New York TImes; the result is blues stripped of any gimmick or affectation. We think he is peerless. And there is no way to overstate the beauty of his performances in our small room. He plays here once in a blue moon; come and be transported by a true American master.

“There are only three white blues singers, and Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them.” – Richard Thompson

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Roy Book Binder In Concert In June

Thursday, June 11, at 8 p.m.

Roy Book Binder

Roy has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down . . . blues.  Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson?  And toured with Big Boy Crudup? Roy can. He has the stories, the licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers.  He’s been featured on a PBS special and interviewed by Terry Gross on “Fresh Air.”  He’s also a regular at Fur Peace Ranch, where he teaches along with Jorma Kaukonen and others. When he brings his motor home to Tiburon, a one-man blues-fest ensues.  He plays and he entertains, feeding us music and stories, and the evening is a celebration for us all. We’re privileged to have Roy here to preserve–and extend—the tradition of great American blues music.

"Here is a master storyteller who can really crank out the blues." –  R.T. (Blues and Rhythm) 

"Behind the humor lurks a musical master. Roy Book Binder makes country blues a living music that he plays with rare mastery."John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald)

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 

Joe's classes in Ukulele, Music Theory, & Guitar will be held at Roots Music Marin, 1455C East Francisco Blvd, San Rafael. Here is the upcoming schedule at Roots Music:

Beginning Ukulele group starts 7 ? 8 PM Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Music Theory for Guitarists and Other String Players starts 8:05 ? 9:05 PM Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 (no class Feb. 18)
Beginning Folk / Pop Guitar starts 8:05 ? 9:05 PM Thursday Feb. 5, 2015

For more info & to register, please go to eplay.livelifelocally.com. Click on Programs, then Advanced Search, & type in Ukulele, Music Theory, or Guitar. You can also register by mailing payment to Joe at the store; all group classes are $125 for six weeks.

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