Van Hoose Vintage Instruments
Thomas Van Hoose
972-998-8176 cell
Carrollton, TX
9:51 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).

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2017 Gibson ES-345 1960 Freddie King reissue

This is a Memphis Custom Shop reissue of Freddie King's iconic 1960 ES-345. In mint condition with nice 5-latch Lifton-style case and all case candy including COA and stereo cable, this guitar has the feel and sound of its vintage counterpart without the expense! Nice rounded neck profile, easy playability, and filled with tone and presence, this is a great all-around blues and rock 'n' roll...
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2014 Gibson ES-355TD

This is a true blues machine, and more. Memphis-made reissue of the rarest ES-355 TD configuration with factory stop tailpiece and mono electronics! Comes complete with 57 Classic PAFs, Custom Shop certificate and other case candy plus mint original brown hard case. These Memphis-made thin lines are exceptional values, with great attention to detail, fit and finish. Mint, as-new condition, no...
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~1965 DeArmond Gibson 100 1100 flattop JS

Here is a package of 4 vintage pickups for archtop and flattop guitars. The DeArmond 1000 Rhythm Chief reads 15.34K and works fine; the DeArmond flattop pickup reads 10.08 K and works fine. The DeArmond 1100 gold and the JS gold do not give a reading, and I don't know if they work. So, this package of 4 pickups is priced for the DeArmond 1000 and the Dearmond flattop pickups, with the DeArmond...
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1991 Gibson The Super 400

New, unsold and unfolded dust jackets for the first edition of The Gibson Super 400 - Art of the fine Guitar book by Thomas Van Hoose, PhD. Ideal replacement for your worn/torn first edition hardcover book if needed!
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1991 Gibson Super 400

New, unsold First Edition of The Gibson Super 400 - Art of the Fine Guitar by Thomas Van Hoose, PhD. The is the hardcover edition and comes complete with dust jacket; new and available only from the author. Signed by the author if desired.
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1967 Barney Kessel The Guitar

This is Barney Kessel's landmark book about the guitar in all of its aspects - tunings, reading music, transposing music, playing rhythm, practicing, technique and tone, chord structures and voicing, improvising, accompaniment, and more. Very well written and illustrated, this is Barney telling us how to play the guitar professionally like he did - still holds true today. With original dust...
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D'Angelico Excel/New Yorker Special

This is an original Geib hard case for a post-war D'Angelico Excel or New Yorker Special guitar. The faux alligator exterior covering is in excellent condition overall, with a couple of small areas pulling up. The interior is a dark reddish-brown plush that is also in excellent condition, with the interior lid showing wear from a disintegrated early pickguard. The 4 latches are intact and...
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Gibson Citation

This is a very rare case for an original Gibson Citation. It is very similar to the prewar Gibson Super 400 cases made by Geib. The exterior covering is a dark brown leather in excellent condition, and the interior is lined with a golden brown padded plush material also in excellent condition. It is a 5-latch case with one missing its lower half. Nice original leather-covered handle. The...
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Gibson Pre-War Super 400

This is a very rare leather-covered case for a prewar Gibson Super 400 guitar. These cases were issued with each Super 400 from 1934-1941, and were not offered after the War. The case is in good condition overall, with most of the original leather covering intact. Made by Geib for Gibson, this case has a nice pink plush interior. The bottom edge needs regluing/taping, and it has an older...
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1966 Gibson ES-335/345/355

Nice Lifton hard case for Gibson ES-335, ES-345, or ES-355 guitar. Very good + original condition overall, with some scuffing on top and around edges. 4-latch case with all latches intact. Original handle has tape around it. Perfect for a 60s era vintage Gibson thinline!
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2004 Monteleone Radio Flyer

Serial # 211 is a 2004 Monteleone Radio Flyer that was commissioned by Robert James Waller, author of "The Bridges of Madison County" and numerous other novels, This is an exceptionally fine instrument in every dimension - quality, sound, function and beauty. The top is carved, bookmatched close-grained spruce; the back is carved, bookmatched curly maple with fine ribbon curl; the neck is a...
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1959 Gibson Super 400C

1959 - a great year for Gibson guitars, and this Super 400C is no exception. Serial # A30905 is a clean, all original cutaway Super 400 with all original parts and no modifications or repairs. Original golden sunburst finish shows some checking on the top and back; no cracks or alterations of any kind. Come with its original 5-latch brown Lifton hard case, also in excellent original condition...
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1966 Martin Soprano

1966 Martin Soprano 10 % off
This is a lovely 1966 Martin soprano ukulele in near-mint original condition with no issues. It has a loud, bright and sparkly voice with great tone and sustain. It comes with a beautiful original Bulwin 2-tone soft case , a new old stock set of strings in the package, and a Vineyard hard case covered in faux alligator material. All original, no cracks or any other issues of any kind, and...
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2008 Heritage H-535

2008 Heritage H-535 20 % off
Serial # Z25302 is an exceptionally fine guitar hand-crafted in the historical Heritage Guitar Plant at 225 Parsons Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2008. Designed to commemorate endorser Roy Clark's many contributions to the world of popular and country music, this H-535 is reminiscent of Roy's 1959 Gibson ES-335TDN that he used early in his musical career. This guitar is # 4 of only 25 made...
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2019 Henriksen Forte

2019 Henriksen Forte 21 % off
New model from Henriksen that incorporates a tube in the preamp section to give added warmth and the ability to push the amp into overdrive with classic tube distortion and compression, all controlled by the saturation knob on the head. Also has a 5-band graphic EQ, reverb and line out, and standard bass and treble controls for truly outstanding flexibility. Puts out 120W through a single 12"...
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2018 HENRIKSEN Ray cabinet

2018 HENRIKSEN Ray cabinet 14 % off
New from Henriksen is the Ray extension cabinet with a very innovative array of four 3-inch drivers and a defeatable tweeter. It is also mic-stand mountable and gives a terrific boost to the Bud and the Blu combo amps. List price is $ 799, but our price to you is $ 700. Really adds a lot to amps for larger applications! Complete with padded gig bag! GOSH PRICING UNTIL MARCH 31ST!!!
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~1929 Stromberg G-1 Deluxe

~1929 Stromberg G-1 Deluxe 35 % off
This is an early G-1 Deluxe with nicely-engraved pearl block inlays, a deluxe headstock overlay, and an engraved trapeze tailpiece, all original. The dark sunburst finish is faded, and the top appears refinished. There are two repaired top cracks. All parts are original, although the original bridge is missing inserts on the base and a later Gibson Johnny Smith bridge has been utilized. The...
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2011 Anthony Wilson Seasons - Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Here is THE guitar CD/DVD package - "Seasons, a Song Cycle for Guitar Quartet", composed and led by Anthony Wilson and featuring Steve Cardenas, Chico Pinheiro, and Julian Lage. Recorded live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on April 10, 2011 during the exhibition "Guitar Heroes - from Italy to New York," and played exclusively on John Monteleone's 4 Seasons guitars. The DVD gives the...
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1986 Gibson Super 400 postcards

This is a series of 4 postcards from my collection of Gibson Super 400 guitars as featured in my book "The Gibson Super 400 - Art of the Fine Guitar." These postcards include a 1935 Super 400, a 1941 Super 400 Premiere, a 1952 Super 400CESN with P90 pickups, and a 1958 Super 400CES with Alnico pickups. There is a brief description of each guitar on the addressee/message side of each postcard. ...
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2007 John Southern "Talkin' Guitars - Dr. Tom Van Hoose, Archtop Guitar Authority"

This is John Southern's hour-long interview with Dr. Tom Van Hoose on the subject of archtop guitars, their history and development, the market for these fine instruments, and much more. This video was done in Tom's home and features many guitars from his personal collection. Sound and playing samples are included that illustrate the various types of archtops and how they sound in a musical...
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"The Gibson Super 400" by Thomas Van Hoose

AVAILABLE directly from the author, the second softcover edition of the Super 400 book offers a wealth of information about Gibson's finest archtop guitar, plus the bonus of a minibook on the Gibson L5 and a chapter on competitors such as D'Angelico, Stromberg, D'Aquisto, Epiphone, and Benedetto. The softcover 2nd edition is $ 25.00 plus shipping. These can be personally autographed to the...
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