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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

  • 1935 Gibson Super 400 Custom Flattop
  • 1938 Gibson "Special Flattop" Rosewood L-00 w/L-12 Neck
  • 1920 Martin 0-18
  • 1952 Gibson J-50
  • 1934 Gibson L-00 (in the shop)
  • 1924 Gibson L-3
  • 1931 National Triolian Tenor Guitar
  • Yamamoto OMY Cocobolo, New
  • 1936 Gibson HG-00
  • Moonstone 000-42 Brazilian
  • ca. 1938 Gibson "Special Flattop" L-00 Rosewood/L-12 Neck
  • 1970's Dobro Model 66
  • 1928 Gibson L-2, in the repair shop
  • 2014 Moonstone 00C Cocobola
  • Calton D Case, Used
  • Mark Leaf "0" Case, Used

Eric Thompson & David Nelson In Concert In May

Saturday, May 2, at 8 p.m.

Eric Thompson & David Nelson

Between the two of them, Eric & David have played with nearly everyone in the Bay Area -- David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Maria Muldaur, Peter Rowan, Darol Anger, Laurie Lewis, and many, many more. Eric has been a pillar of the Bay Area bluegrass scene and a founding member, with David, of the Black Mountain Boys and the Blue Flame Stringband, and has played in countless combinations with his wife, the acclaimed singer and fiddler Suzy Thompson. David started out with Jerry Garcia in The Wildwood Boys, and moved on to found New Riders of the Purple Sage, the David Nelson Band, and worked again with Jerry in the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band. He also contributed to the Grateful Dead classic recordings Workingman’s Dead & American Beauty. He’s also written songs with Robert Hunter. At the Grand Ol’ Opry in 2006, David sang “Ripple” - the first Grateful Dead song ever to be performed on the Opry. Together Eric & David represent a century’s worth of the best of American roots music. They are the originators of classic Americana and the giants whose shoulders the next generation of musicians will stand on. Hear them together in our concert series for the first time!

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


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


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

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Gibson F-10 Mandolin, circa 1934Gibson F-10 Mandolin, circa 1934
Martin 00-21 GE Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1998Martin 00-21 GE Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1998
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Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1945Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1945
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Martin Custom Size Five, Vintage 2014Martin Custom Size Five, Vintage 2014
Gibson L-00 Acoustic Guitar, circa 1937Gibson L-00 Acoustic Guitar, circa 1937
Gibson F-4 Mandolin, circa 1929Gibson F-4 Mandolin, circa 1929
Vega Lute Mandolin Model 202, Vintage 1920Vega Lute Mandolin Model 202, Vintage 1920
Martin 000-45 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1926Martin 000-45 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1926
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National Aragon De Luxe Resonator Guitar, circa 1938National Aragon De Luxe Resonator Guitar, circa 1938
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Collings CJ Rosewood Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1997Collings CJ Rosewood Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 1997
R.E. Phillips Parlor Cutaway Resonator Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2006R.E. Phillips Parlor Cutaway Resonator Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2006
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