Description
Serial # 160 is a Monteleone Eclipse 17" Special created by John in 1996 featuring a striking violin red finish and highly-figured curly maple back, sides, and neck. This instrument was purchased in 1998 by Robert James Waller, author of the Bridges of Madison County and numerous other novels and was a particular favorite of his. Robert nicknamed this guitar "Sugar" because of the notable sweetness of its sound and the beauty of its appearance. Robert ordered a custom Calton hard case for this guitar so he could travel and perform with it for friends and admirers. It also features a suspended pickup which amplifies it's smooth and lush sounds, and it is exceptionally comfortable and easy to play. The scale length is 25.5"; neck width at the nut is 1.75"; body width is 17" at the lower bout; and body depth is 2-7/8" at the rim. This instrument is an outstanding example of John's first archtop model and is in near-mint original condition with no issues. Please contact Tom Van Hoose for further information.

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Van Hoose Vintage Instruments

Van Hoose Vintage Instruments

1996
Monteleone
Near Mint
violin red
Hard
21 Years
$95,000
Van Hoose Vintage Instruments
Thomas Van Hoose
972-998-8176 cell
Carrollton, TX
10:43 PM
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).