"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 new website. We have added some tools to help you with your instrument searches. You can use the Search Bar just above the Navigation Menu.  Just enter one or more keywords, for example "Gibson Vintage 192" for all Gibsons from the 1920's. You can also Navigate via the "Shop By" menu selections.

Some Hints: The instrument detail has been enhanced, allowing us to better organize the Features|Description|Specs and to add higher resolution Photos, Audio & Video clips, as well. (Click on any instrument photo to Zoom!) You can now Bookmark a single instrument detail page (using your favorite browser). Check out the "Brand Name" menu item to find instruments by your favorite luthier. Or you can simply enter keywords like Vintage Guitars or Vintage Mandolins into the Search Bar. 

Thanks for dropping by!!

P.S.  We had a great time this August at the 2013 Healdsburg Guitar Festival. Here is our festival handout that describes our hand-built Schoenberg guitars:

Download Pamphlet (pdf, 10MB)

Our Newest Instruments

  • New Era Model K
  • 1943 Gibson Banner J-45
  • 1962 Martin 0-15
  • 1952 Martin 00-17
  • c. 1930 De Luccia Bros. OM
  • Larrivee US-09 KA Soprano Uke
  • recent Loar LM-700 VS
  •  Randall Kramer Big Sky 00-12
  • c. 1918 Knutsen Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitar
  • Oahu NL Dlx, Converted to Round Neck
  • Sexauer FT 0 Companion - big leaf maple/sinker redwood
  • Gallien-Kruger 250ML
  • Oahu Model 68, in the shop
  • 1927 Martin 0-18, in the shop
  • Stahl (Larson) 0 14-fret, in the shop
  • 1960's Guild F-212, in the shop
  • circa 1938 Slingerland Songster Archtop
  • 1928 Gibson L-2, in the repair shop
  • 1930 Martin 5-15T, as is

Richard Smith In Concert In October

Join us for his performance on Thursday, October 2, at 8:00 p.m.

Richard Smith

If you’re interested in finger-style guitar, you’ll want to know Richard’s playing. When Richard was eleven, the legendary Chet Atkins asked him onstage during a performance in London in front of an audience of a thousand – and he stunned the audience and Chet alike with his incredible mastery of Chet’s songs. Now in his thirties Richard showcases a repertoire spanning an incredible range of musical styles from country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock, to classical guitar. Did we mention he was the 2001 National Fingerstyle Champion? There seems to be nothing he can’t get under his fingers – Sousa marches, the styles of Les Paul, Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, and Lenny Breau.  He is universally admired by the best of the best. And we’re thrilled to have him back here at the shop. Check out his fan club below: 

“The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better.” – Chet Atkins

 “If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith.” – Tommy Emmanuel

 “He is one of the world’s greatest guitarists.” – Muriel Anderson

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

Jimmy Dillon In Concert In October

Join us for his performance on Saturday, October 18, at 8:00 p.m.

Jimmy Dillon

Jimmy’s musical journey has us fascinated. Jimmy, an extremely hot electric blues player, has toured Europe many times, served as musical director to Clarence Clemons (of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band), and founded the non-profit Blue Star Music Camp for kids. He’s a devoted teacher with many hours of DVDs and videos to his name, and he put together a musical theater piece called “Ascension of the Blues” to tell the story of American music through narrative, song and dance. Jimmy’s also an accomplished singer and songwriter whose latest work focuses simply on his voice and his guitar. He’s played the White House -- now come hear him at our house -- unpretentious, grounded, he’s a man who knows his way into a song and can share his love of every shimmering note.

“My experience tells me if I stay true to myself and follow my musical heart and instincts all will be well . . . leap and the net will appear.” -- Jimmy Dillon

 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 

Also, Joe Miller's other classes in Ukulele, Music Theory, & Guitar will be moving to:  Roots Music Marin, 1455C East Francisco Blvd, San Rafael, starting Wed., Sept. 17, 2014. For more info & to register, please go to eplay.livelifelocally.com.

Click on Programs, then advanced Search, & type in Ukulele, Music Theory, or Guitar. Private lessons are available both in Tiburon & San Rafael; please email JoeMiller1@gmail.com or call (415) 480-9618.

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