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! 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've brought back with us from the Healdsburg Guitar Festival a wonderful new Talus model from Tony Yamamoto and a lovely 0-28 built in the traditional style by the talented Jimmy Caldwell, out of Spicewood, Texas. Come visit us to play them!
Here is our 2013 Healdsburg Festival handout describing our hand-built Schoenberg guitars:
Download Pamphlet (pdf, 10MB)
Visit the shop for great holiday gifts like beautiful uke straps & the new Snark Mini guitar tuners. We also have the terrific new book on war-time Gibson guitars, Kalamazoo Gals, by John Thomas -- it will be a revelation to anyone interested in vintage guitars. Finally, if you're stumped and want to do yourself a favor, we carry gift certificates! Who wouldn't want to see a Schoenberg Guitars gift certificate pop out of an envelope when presents are opened?
So please get here before your time runs out -- we will be open during our regular hours through Sunday, December 22. We will be closed Monday, December 23, through Friday, December 27. We will re-open on Saturday, December 28. Have a safe and joyous holiday!
Our Newest Instruments
Sign Up for Group Guitar Lessons Now!
Beginning Folk / Pop Guitar for Adults and Teens, with Joe Miller
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM Starts January 21, 2014 (No class February 18)
6 weeks for $125.
Register with a check to Joe sent to the store; please include a phone number.
Music Theory for Guitar, Ukulele & Other String Players
Mondays, 8:05-9:05 PM Starts January 27, 2014 (No class February 17)
6 weeks for $125.
Learn about key signatures, the Circle of Fifths, & what scales go with what chords!
Beginning & Intermediate Ukulele in Mill Valley
Wednesdays Starts January 29, 2014 For adults and teens
These group uke classes are through Tamalpais High School Community Ed.
(For more info on the uke classes, go to MarinLearn.com)
Click here for more details: Music Lessons
Mike Dowling In Concert In January
Join us for his performance on Thursday, January 30, at 8:00 p.m.
A long-time favorite of ours, Mike is possessed of an old musical soul – he can pull transcendent tunes and licks from deep in his musical bag of American roots guitar styles. It’s as if he were a traditional Piedmont-style fingerpicker and swing jazz legend, all wrapped into one. He also sings and his feeling and phrasing make the songs his own, from tunes by Wynonie Harris to "Freight Train Boogie" to originals any songwriter would envy. Relaxed and down-to-earth, Mike makes it all good fun. From bottleneck blues on a well-worn National to elegant vintage swing interpretations that find a groove Billie Holiday would love, Mike can do it all. There are also the handfuls of wonderful CD's, instructional DVD's and a Grammy, from the Henry Mancini Pink Guitar recording. He’s an esteemed old friend, and he will be your friend, too--consider the shop stage a back porch where your favorite guitar player is strolling through your favorite tunes, just for you . . .
”One of the finest guitar players there is, anywhere.” – Vassar Clements
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
* 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