Eric Schoenberg

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Eric Schoenberg is an American guitarist known for his fingerstyle guitar playing, as well as a recording artist and designer of acoustic guitars.

He owns Eric Schoenberg Guitars, a guitar store in Tiburon, California, which sells vintage and luthier-made acoustic guitars.

Eric and his cousin Dave Laibman were among the first transposers of classical piano ragtime to the guitar. This resulted in their album, Contemporary Ragtime Guitar, on Folkways Records.

He has performed, toured, recorded and written extensively.


  • "Fingerpicking Beatles" published by Hal Leonard


  • "New Ragtime Guitar" (1971), Folkways Records, with Dave Laibman;
  • "Acoustic Guitar", Rounder Records;
  • "Steel Strings", Rounder Records;
  • "Late Night Conversations", Live Music Recordings, a duet with Richard Scholtz.

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