"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

  • 1935 Martin 5-18
  • Arrow Octave Mandolin
  • Stella 12-String (converted from 6-string)
  • 2007 Collings C-10 SB
  • Tippin OMT
  • Schoenberg 00/OM Brazilian, New
  • 1936 D'Angelico Style A
  • Circa 00-42 Koa
  • New Era Model K
  • 1952 Martin 00-17
  • c. 1930 De Luccia Bros. OM
  • c. 1918 Knutsen Hollow Neck Hawaiian Guitar
  • 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

David Grier In Concert In November

Join us for his performance on Saturday, November 7, at 8:00 p.m.

David Grier

You know that David’s guitar playing shines – he’s been compared to Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Norman Blake & Clarence White. And his dad, who played with Bill Monroe, led him to bluegrass, but his love of music has taken him beyond – the extraordinary sweetness of his playing makes him unique. Three times he’s been chosen Guitarist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, and he’s been an Acoustic Guitar Magazine Artist of the Decade. David is a gifted and creative influence on the world of flat-picked guitar -- when you come, expect an exhibition of startling competency and feeling that touches bluegrass and other genres as well. We’re delighted to have him back in the shop!

“Grier is an astounding guitar talent . . .” – Flatpick Guitar Magazine

“Grier’s timing is instinctive and his technique is flawless.”– No Depression Magazine

Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 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