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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 today 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. 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.

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Our Newest Instruments

Soon to be listed

  • 1938 Gibson L-00, new lower price!
  • 1942 Martin D-18
  • 1967 Martin D-21, new lower price!
  • 1938 Gibson PG-7 Plectrum Guitar
  • © 1920's Martin Style 3 Custom Soprano Ukulele
  • 1880's Martin 2 1/2-17
  • 1930 Martin 00-40H
  • Yamamoto Talus VL14, new
  • 1997 Claxton EM Prototype
  • 2000 Claxton EM-C Brazilian
  • Gold Tone BG-250
  • 2008 Martin 0-18 Custom
  • 1966 Martin D-18
  • 1939 Epiphone Broadway
  • 1928 Gibson L-4
  • 1918 Gibson Model U Harp Guitar
  • 1943 Martin 0-18 (2)
  • 1967 Martin D-12-35
  • New! 'Baggage Man'-Outboard Pre for the L.R. Baggs Lyric pick-up
  • Baby Taylor, recent
  • 2011 Martin CS-21-11 (2)
  • Mark Leaf Single '0' Flight Case, Used

Linda Waterfall In Concert In February 

Thursday, February 11, at 8 p.m. 

Linda is a Seattle-based singer-songwriter whose talents cut a wide musical swathe.  Her amazing voice, impeccable finger-style guitar, her harmonies rooted in jazz, her training in theory, composition and classical piano – everything is brought to bear on the song and in the singing.  Linda is also a serious composer of art songs and choral music and an arranger of choral music, often performed acapella or with piano accompaniment. She has taught songwriting for 15 years through the Washington State Arts Commission. And the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop gets the benefits of her teaching skills regularly. Her new CD, “Hometown Girl,” was included by Seattle Times critic Paul de Barros in his list of “10 Favorite Albums of 2015.” If you hear hints of Carly Simon or Joni Mitchell here, listen more closely -- it’s really all Linda . . . 

“She is simply one of the finest fingerpicking guitar players alive on planet Earth today.” – Folk Alliance Newsletter

“Totally refreshing and invigorating. The music’s soaked in classical influences….draws together rock, pop, jazz and folk elements into a label-defying synthesis. Linda’s instrumental prowess elicits the use of superlatives….”—Tony May, Folk Root

"Her musicianship is astonishing, and her lyrical sense is at the cutting edge.  I can't see any serious fan of songwriting remaining ignorant of her work."-- Bob Franke, New England Folk Almanac

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

Call for tickets: 415-789-0846 


 The concert in March with Pierre Bensusan has been cancelled.


Sign Up for Group Guitar Lessons Now!

 
SIGN UP FOR GROUP GUITAR OR UKULELE LESSONS NOW!
 
All of Joe Miller's group classes in Guitar, Ukulele, and Music Theory will be held at Roots Music Marin, 1455 East Francisco Blvd., San Rafael (near Home Depot). You can register by mailing a check to the store, payable to Joe Miller (Joe Miller, c/o Eric Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon, CA 94920. Please include your email and phone number, and specify which class you want to take.
Click here for more details: Music Lessons.  More info is also available at JoeGuitarMiller.comAll group classes are open to adults and teens.
 
BEGINNING UKULELE   Tuesdays 7 - 8 PM,  April 19 - June 14, 2016,  9 weeks  $185.
 
BEGINNING FOLK/POP GUITAR   Tuesdays 8:05 - 9:05 PM, April 19 - June 14, 2016, 9 weeks  $185.
 
AMERICAN FINGERSTYLE GUITAR and JAM SESSION   Learn Travis picking and jamming skills. Wednesdays 6:45 - 8:00 PM,  March 9 - April 13, 6 weeks $125; also April 20 - June 15, 2016,  9 weeks $185.
 
CONTINUING UKULELE   Wednesdays  8:05 - 9:05 PM,  April 20 - June 15, 2016, 9 weeks $185.
 
ADVANCED UKULELE  Thursdays  7 - 8 PM,   March 10 - April 14, 6 weeks $125; also  April 21 - June 16, 2016, 9 weeks   $185.  
 
CONTINUING FOLK/POP GUITAR  Tuesdays 8:05 - 9:05 PM, February 23 - March 29, 6 weeks $125.
 
MUSIC THEORY FOR GUITARISTS AND OTHER STRING PLAYERS will be offered again in Sept. 2016.
 
PRIVATE LESSONS for all ages are offered in both Tiburon (Sunday and Mondays) and San Rafael (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays). For more info please call Joe Miller at (415) 480-9618, or email JoeMiller1@gmail.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 0 Cutaway