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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!

 

Guitars On Sale: New Lower Prices:

Santa Cruz '29 000 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2015

Schoenberg Soloist Cutaway Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2000

Caldwell 00-42 Acoustic Guitar, New

Schoenberg 00C Standard Cocobolo Acoustic Guitar, Vintage 2012


Our Newest Instruments


Soon to be listed:

  • 1944 Martin 000-28
  • 1933 Martin OM-18, in transit (neck reset)
  • 2011 Martin OMC-44K Laurence Juber Custom
  • © 1935 Oahu Jumbo Deluxe
  • 1997 Guild Valencia 45th Anniversary
  • Martin Style 0 Mahogany Soprano
  • 2005 Merrill OM-18
  • 1989 Santa Cuz H Koa
  • Kirk Sands Hybrid Classical
  • Turner Renaissance Koa Steel String
  • Gibson HG-00
  • 1969 Martin D-35
  • © 1935 Maurer Euphonon
  • 1920's Martin Style 3M Soprano
  • 2002 Martin OM-42
  • 1997 Schoenberg 000C Standard Brazilian/Adirondack
  • 2001 Ben Fargan Prototype Amp (made for Steve Miller)
  • © 1932 Washburn (Regal Made) 5237 (12-Fret 000)
  • 2005 Goodall THR 000
  • 1994 Taylor 20th Anniversary
  • 2004 Schoenberg 000C Standard Braz.
  • 1925 Gibson RB-5
  • 1978 Martin D-12-28, in Transit (neck reset)
  • 1931 Martin 0-17, in Transit (bridge reglue)
  • Fender Sonoran Acoustic
  • 1941 Martin D-18, in transit
  • Aria Pro ll RS Special V
  • 1968 Winston Electric Tenor Banjo (Kawai)

Sign Up for GROUP GUITAR or UKULELE LESSONS Now! (Or sign up for private lessons!)

Besides private lessons, JOE MILLER offers GROUP LESSONS for adults & teens starting January 21, 2020.  Join the fun!

BEGINNING FOLK/POP GUITAR:

Tuesdays, January 21 – March 17, 2020, 7 – 8 PM, 9 weeks for $195

BEGINNING UKULELE:

Tuesdays, January 21 -- March 17, 8:05-9:05, 9 weeks for $195

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION!

Wednesdays, January 22 – March 18, 7 – 8 PM, 9 weeks for $195

UKULELE LEVEL 2

 Wednesdays, January 22 – March 18, 7 – 8 PM, 9 weeks for $195

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED FINGERSTYLE UKULELE:

Tuesdays, January 21 -- March 17, 6:00-6:55 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. All beginners, young children, returning students and fingerpickers are welcome! 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 up to 10 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