Schoenberg Guitars was dormant. Eric Schoenberg moved to Tiburon, California, where he opened a new shop, Eric Schoenberg Guitars.
Borges of Lexington (and, later, Littleton) Massachusetts, a
former part-time employee of
Dana Bourgeois Guitars,
took over as luthier of Schoenberg Guitars, assisted by anywhere from 2 to 4 employees in full or part-time positions
(including present Bourgeois luthier
John Slobod, and former Bourgeois luthier
Steve Ryder). All building
was done in-house, and C. F. Martin & Company was no longer involved in the project.