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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 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. And we carry the best-sounding instruments we can! We cater to the experienced musicians looking for ‘lifetime' instruments and, also, to the absolute beginner looking for an inexpensive yet playable entry-level one. 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-rate 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.

Also, if you check in the menu list (up on the left) under "Departments" you'll find our Archive Gallery, a listing of our sold instruments with photos & info. It's a collection of fascinating guitars and a useful history of the acoustic guitar, in some ways.

And here are some hints to help you with any of your searches. 

Finally, we always have great 'starter' instruments for beginners in stock -- ukuleles start at $59 & guitars at $199, all with professional set-up included at no charge. You'll be surprised by the quality you get for so little money! 

Thanks for dropping by!! 


Our Newest Instruments

Soon to be listed

  • 2013 Doc Huff Cello Banjo
  • 2012 Jay Lichty Baritone Ukulele
  • Bourgeois L-00 Maple Aged Spruce, soon
  • 1945 Epiphone Triumph
  • © 1943 Gibson Banner LG-2, in the shop
  • 1924 Martin 0-18
  • 1942 Martin D-18, new lower price
  • New Era Senorita
  • 1958 Martin D-28
  • 1981 Guild D-25
  • New Era OOO Sunburst Brazilian
  • 1990 Martin D-41
  • Sergei DeJonge Spanish Cedar
  • Merrill C-18, in the shop
  • 1942 Gibson L-0, in the shop
  • 1962 Gretsch Tennessean
  • 1966 Gretsch Country Gentleman
  • Mark Leaf Single '0' Flight Case, used, excellent condition

Catfish Keith in Concert in September

Thursday, September 22 at 8 p.m.

Catfish Keith may be better known in the UK than he is here, having toured 29 times there in 20 years. But he hasn’t gone unnoticed. His foot-stomping, deep-Delta slide blues recordings have twice been nominated for a W.C. Handy Award for Best Acoustic Blues Album of the Year since his first recording for Kicking Mule in 1984. He was also inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2008. There’s an amazing vibe that builds out of Keith's percussive, string-snapping style, and his cool use of artificial harmonics and banjo rolls.  And he can even explain how he does it. And, just as he got his nickname from a sojourn in the Caribbean, he also picked up some wonderful tunes by Bahamian guitar master Joseph Spence. We’ll be treated to all of this tonight – and the gruff vocals and the occasional smooth falsetto – and we can’t wait!

“ . . . one of the most exciting guitarists in any genre.”  -- Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Catfish will give you goosebumps . . .” – Dirty Linen Magazine

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

Call for tickets: 415-789-0846


Eric Lugosch in Concert in October

Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m.

Eric is an institution in the Chicago area where he writes, performs & teaches. His tenure at the famous Old Town School of Folk Music has lasted for more than 14 years and he’s part of the faculty of the guitar program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee.  Winning the National Fingerpicking Championship in 1984 got him going. Now he’s performed all over the world--Japan, Hungary, Italy, Scotland, England & Germany -- and released seven CDs. Ragtime is a strong current in his repetoire, but folk, pop & jazz are strong influences, as well. He writes for Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine, where his articles and arrangements of songs are featured. Eric, in short, has a complete grasp of the guitar. But we also have to mention his childhood years with the Philadelphia Boys Choir, singing first and second soprano and eventually alto! He’s related how his time in the choir got him to hear motifs and lines, a valuable skill for anyone who writes his own music. Now Eric’s known for his graciousness and for his refusal to play a musical cliche. If anyone’s been called to a life of the guitar, it’s Eric -- and you’ll know just what that means when you hear his beautiful playing tonight. 

"Lugosch strolls with his ragtime guitar into the home turfs of folk, blues, pop and jazz shepherding contradictory impulses into harmonic bliss like a global musical peacekeeper."-- Justin Hayford, Chicago Reader

 Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Call for tickets: 415-789-0846


Sign Up for GROUP GUITAR or UKULELE lessons now!

 JOE MILLER is offering the following group classes for adults & teens,

September – November, 2016.

Join the fun! Wednesdays at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley:

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION,7 – 8 PM

CONTINUING UKULELE, 8:05 – 9:05 PM

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Thursdays at Redwood High School in Larkspur:

MUSIC THEORY for GUITARISTS and other

STRING PLAYERS,  6 – 7 PM;

BEGINNING FOLK/POP GUITAR7 – 8 PM

BEGINNING UKULELE, 8:05 – 9:05 PM

This fall, all GROUP classes are offered through Mt. Tamalpais

Community Education. To see class descriptions, and to register,

please go to MarinLearn.com and type in Guitar, Ukulele, or Music Theory. 

All group classes are 9 weeks for $195.

PRIVATE LESSONS are still offered here at the store on Sundays and Mondays;

for info please call Joe Miller at (415) 480-9618.

 More info about Joe’s teaching is at JoeGuitarMiller.com


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 0C Standard

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