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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 tone, projection & playability. And, second, we are the friendly brick-and-mortar store where these and other great stringed instruments are bought, sold, traded & repaired. Our unique inventory includes a range of many of the finest vintage Martins & Gibsons available anywhere--even some one-of-a-kind museum pieces. If it's a vintage Martin or Gibson you're looking for, you'll do yourself a favor by checking out our inventory! We also carry a number of old & new guitars, mandolins, ukuleles & banjos from brand-name-makers and hand-builders. And we work hard to carry the best-sounding instruments (and best-playing instruments) we can! 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.) And it's not just guitars. We have a huge selection of ukuleles, from inexpensive to hand-made. And mandolins at all price-points. 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.  (Here are some hints to help you with any of your searches.) 

For photos of instruments, go to the individual page of that instrument. Then click on the first photo -- often a headstock photo -- others are available, then, by clicking on the arrows.

Also, if you check in the menu list (up on the left) under "Departments" you'll find our Archive Gallery, a listing of our sold instruments with photos & info. It's a collection of fascinating guitars and a useful history of the acoustic guitar, in some ways.

Questions about repairs?. . . see the information below the 'Lessons' segment on this page.

Finally, please note that we always have great 'starter' instruments for beginners in stock -- ukuleles start at $49 & guitars at $199, all with professional set-up included at no extra charge. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the quality you get for so little money! 

Thanks for dropping by!!


Our Martin String Sale!

We're currently overstocked with Martin strings of all gauges, so all older Martin strings are now 2/3 off! These are strings with Martin's old packaging, but they are still great strings. Come by and stock up!


Our Newest Instruments


Soon to be listed:

  • 1925 Gibson RB-5
  • 1945 Martin 000-21
  • 1978 Martin D-12-28
  • 1919 Gibson Style O, new lower price
  • 1924 Martin 000-18
  • © 1930 Larson 00+
  • Fender FM-60E SB Mandolin
  • 1985 Martin D-28GE
  • 2007 Sexauer FT-15 Kerala
  • 2011 Sexauer FT-15-JB/2
  • 1932 Epiphone Deluxe
  • Epiphone Concert Banjo-Ukulele
  • 1931 Martin 0-17, in Transit
  • 1958 Martin D-18, in Transit
  • 1922 Gibson A-2Z Mandolin
  • ©1950s Gibson A-50
  • Fender Sonoran Acoustic
  • 1962 Fender Princeton Brown Face
  • © 1920's National Triolian Soprano Ukulele
  • Recording King RP2-626, C and Non-C
  • 1941 Martin D-18, in transit
  • Aria Pro ll RS Special V
  • 1935 Washburn Model 5255 Carvrd-Top Sunburst (by Regal)
  • 1968 Winston Electric Tenor Banjo (Kawai)

Sign Up for GROUP GUITAR or UKULELE Lessons now!

JOE MILLER offers private lessons, and group classes for adults & teens starting September 24, 2019.  Join the fun!

BEGINNING FOLK/POP GUITAR:

Tuesdays, September 24 – November 19, 7 – 8 PM, 9 weeks for $195

BEGINNING UKULELE:

Tuesdays, September 24 – November 19, 8:05-9:05, 9 weeks for $195

MUSIC THEORY for GUITAR and UKULELE PLAYERS:

Tuesdays, September 24 – November 19, 6 – 6:55 PM, 9 weeks for $195 (offered once a year)

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION!

Wednesdays, September 25 – November 20, 7 – 8 PM, 9 weeks for $195

INTERMEDIATE FINGERSTYLE UKULELE:

Wednesdays, September 25 – November 20, 6 – 6:55 PM, 9 weeks for $245

All Wednesday group classes will be held at The Ranch (Tiburon Recreation Department), 600 Ned’s Way, Tiburon; All Tuesday classes will be held at Tiburon Baptist Church, 445 Greenwood Beach Road, one mile from Highway 101.

Complete Class Descriptions are at JoeGuitarMiller.com.

To register, please drop in at the store (closed Sundays & Mondays), or send payment to:

Joe Miller, c/o Eric Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main St., Tiburon, CA 94920.

Please include your email and phone #, and specify which class you want to take.

You can also register for classes through TheRanchToday.org; MillValleyRecreation.org (Tuesday classes); or TownofCorteMadera.org (Beginning Guitar only).

PRIVATE LESSONS for ages 5 through adult are offered here at the store on Sundays, at Tiburon Baptist Church on Tuesdays, and at The Ranch on Wednesdays. For more information please call Joe Miller at (415) 480-9618.


Repairs & Other Work on Guitars

Repairs

We do all kinds of repairs on guitars, mandolins, banjos & ukuleles, from simple set-ups to complete restorations. We do neck re-sets on a regular basis, fret-work, bridge re-glues, etc. We work on modern guitars from all makers, from the most basic to the most expensive, and also on pre-war Martins, Gibsons, Nationals, Regals, Kays, the guitars of the Larson brothers, and others.

We are a Martin-Authorized Warranty Repair Center and handle every kind of warranty repair on customer-owned Martins.

We have a reputation for doing great set-ups on acoustic guitars. Set-ups can be done while you wait. More involved repairs, like neck-resets, crack repairs, & refrets can take 10 to 12 weeks because of our work load.

Revoicing & Neck Reshaping

Because instruments respond to subtle adjustments, over the years we’ve developed techniques for re-voicing guitars. We are now accepting work on customer's instruments. Let us bring your instrument’s voice more in line with your preferences.
 
We also reshape necks, knowing how important neck shape is to a guitar’s playability.
 
Call for prices and to discuss the improvements you’d like to see in your guitar.

Recommended Videos

* Sweet video of Eric talking about music, guitars, the store and more

* Eric showing off the super clean 1945 000-28

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 0C Standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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