AVAILABLE! Il Palissandro is the second of two 16" archtops that Bob created in the 1990s while he was still an independent luthier, before Fender and Savannah. Bob put his heart and soul into this guitar. The soundhole itself is a thing of beauty, consisting of a cluster of openings that resemble small leaves. They help impart an acoustic voice that is balanced, refined, and pure! The top is hand-carved from select aged carved European spruce and is X-braced. The hand-carved back and the rims are made of select old-growth Indian rosewood, and the carved and bookmatched back is a thing of beauty and vibrancy. Bob created this exceptional instrument during 1995-1996, and it is in mint condition. It comes with complete and extensive provenance including copies of articles written about this guitar in various guitar publications. This is, in my opinion, one of the most sublime instruments Bob has ever created, and it cannot be duplicated today. This is truly one of the very best acoustic archtops available in the world today. SPECIAL PRICE!

Year Condition Color Case
1996 Mint natural/rosewood Original Hard


Van Hoose Vintage
Thomas Van Hoose
972-998-8176 cell
Carrollton, TX
9:23 AM
By appointment only.

To order an instrument, first call or FAX to confirm that the instrument is still available. Within the US we accept money orders, cashier's checks, certified checks, or bank transfer. Outside the US, please send US dollars on a US bank or bank transfer. Payment must include the purchase price plus shipping and insurance charges. Please send payments to Tom Van Hoose, 2722 Raintree Drive, Carrollton, TX 75006 USA. Layaway plan voids approval period. A 25% non-refundable deposit will hold any instrument for 30 days. No COD's are accepted. We reserve the right to change prices without notice.

The customer pays all shipping, insurance, and bank charges including all charges for returned merchandise. All insurance claims are the responsibility of the customer. Shipping will be via Federal Express unless other arrangements are made.

Upon receipt of the merchandise, if you are dissatisfied with the purchase, please notify us within 24 hours and we will refund your money, less shipping costs, as soon as the instrument is returned to us in the same condition as when shipped (except for layaways).