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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!!


Our Newest Instruments

Soon to be listed

  • New Era Square Shoulder Euphonon
  • 1993 Schoenberg Soloist (in the shop)
  • 2014 National El Trovadore
  • Greven 00-28/Lucas, recent
  • 1928 Gibson L-2, in the repair shop
  • Calton D Case, Used
  • Mark Leaf "0" Case, Used

Noctambule (Marla Fibish & Bruce Victor) In Concert In July

Friday, July 10, at 8 p.m.

Bruce Victor & Marla Fibish

Marla Fibish & Bruce Victor, who comprise Noctambule, set out to record the nocturnal wanderings and night quests that might beset any of us; hence the name of their group, which means ‘night-owl’ in French. Marla, a long-time Bay Area traditional Irish musician & mandolin virtuoso, set some Robert Service poems to music & captured the colors & sounds of just such quests. Then, with Bruce, these songs were arranged for mandolin & guitar & more tunes were created to capture the voices of other poets, writers like Tennyson, Neruda, Roethke & St. Vincent Millay. This is a moody, iridescent music with moments of rapture, like a night of the Northern lights. Bruce & Marla also do original songs & traditional Irish pieces & will be joined tonight by special guests to celebrate the release of their new CD, "The Waking." Come and be ready to be bewitched! You too can be a night-owl & capture the beauty offered by the gracious Noctambule!

"The playing is simply beautiful, and the interplay between Bruce's moving, deft yet muscular guitar playing and Marla's always magic mandolin reminds me of watching two strong dancers moving together, creating so much more than the sum of the parts." -- Kevin Carr, Folkworks  

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


Howard Alden In Concert In August

Thursday, August 6, at 8 p.m.

Howard Alden

Jazz guitar has its standard-bearers, and with more than 25 recordings over a span of thirty years, with partners like Dick Hyman, George Van Eps, Bucky Pizzarelli and Ken Peplowski, Howard is one of them. He’s perhaps best known outside of the jazz world for his work on the Woody Allen film, Sweet & Lowdown, where he taught Sean Penn to mime the guitar playing of the character ‘Emmett Ray’ while providing the actual music himself. In 2008 he was recognized by Downbeat Magazine as one of the top 75 jazz guitarists of all time. He plays with a gentle touch and a warm tone, and every note’s an invitation . . . If you hear him once, you’ll be back for more!

If there is such a thing as a complete jazz guitarist, then Alden is it. – The London Observor

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


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