Van Hoose Vintage Instruments
Thomas Van Hoose
972-998-8176 cell
Carrollton, TX
4:10 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).

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~2001 Guild D-55

$2,500
This a very fine Guild D-55 made in Fender's Corona plant between 2001-2005. Mint condition, no issues, with spruce top, rosewood body, 3-piece mahogany neck, and ebony fretboard with pearls/abalone inlays. The rosette also has a beautiful circle of abalone. The guitar has a big voice, is very comfortable to play, and comes with its original hard case. A wonderful dreadnaught to play and...
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~2000 Chad Underwood 50s Telecaster

$3,000
This is a Chad Underwood 1957 Telecaster replica in excellent original condition with no issues. It has Ron Ellis pickups, all original parts, and a fine maple neck with a nice rounded contour. Superb sound and playability. Comes with SKB hard case, and is a real buy from a top maker!
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~2000 Chad Underwood '57 Stratocaster

$3,000
This is a very fine Chad Underwood 1957 Stratocaster replica in sunburst finish with a soft V profile maple neck that is a joy to play. The pickups were made by Miss Avila at Fender, who wound pickups for Fender in the 1950s. They sound fantastic. This guitar was made for Marc Benno, a Grammy Award-winning songwriter who played with the Doors, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan,...
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~2000 Chad Underwood 60s Stratocaster

$3,000
This guitar is in near-mint condition (one ding on the top), and it has the phenomena sound and feel that Chad Underwood's guitars are known for. Nice neck with slab rosewood fretboard, Ron Ellis pickups, and standard tremolo which all make for a great instrument. Come with new Fender-embossed SKB hard case and tremolo bar. A terrific guitar by one of the finest makers of Fender-style solid...
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~1966 Harmony Rocket H56

$750
This is a very clean Harmony Rocket from 1966-68 with original DeArmond pickups that sounds so bluesy. Original reddish sunburst finish, excellent overall condition with Schaller tuners, Gibson patent-# Tuneamatic bridge, and Gibson tophat knobs. Come with its original soft case and a current roadrunner case. Formerly owned by Marc Benno. Great tonal range, fun to play, and so affordable!
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1962 Fender Stratocaster

$23,000
This is an early 1962 Stratocaster in excellent original condition with slab rosewood fretboard, all original parts, and no issues. It plays easily and sounds great! Nice feel to the neck, all pickups have their own distinct voice, and it sounds amazing. Come with original brown tolex hard case, ash tray, tremolo bar, and all springs; has the original 3-way switch in the guitar as well. An...
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1960 Fender Telecaster Custom

$28,000
This is a rare 1960 Telecaster Custom with slab rosewood footboard, all original parts, and great-sounding pickups. From the Anson Funderburg collection, this guitar was previously owned by the late Charley Wirz. Anson recorded and gigged with this guitar. Bound body, sunburst finish, refretted, and in very good condition overall with some finish wear to the back of the body and neck. ...
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1967 Gibson ES-330TDC

$4,200
This is a near-mint ES-330TDC with the original Gibson soft case that includes the case candy. Very clean, great-sounding P90 pickups, all original parts, and a great feel as well. Soulful, bluesy, and quite versatile and so easy to play. No issues, and a great value!!!
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1950 Gibson ES-5

$7,500
This is a superb ES-5 with great tone and feel, and a great amplified sound all around. From Anson Funderburg's collection, this guitar was used by him for years on many gigs and records. A recent setup confirms the ease of playing for which Anson is known. This guitar exudes soul, power, and confidence and can transform one's playing especially the blues. All original parts, no issues or...
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1994 Fender Stratocaster

$2,295
This is a 1994 Custom Shop 60s Strat in Olympic White in near-mint original condition with no issues. It has the slab rosewood fretboard with a nicely figured bird-eye maple neck, a tortoise pickguard, matching Olympic White headstock, and all case candy including the COA. Comes with original brown Tolex HC and papers. Extremely nice and very easy to play. An excellent buy for the price!!!
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1972 Fender Telecaster

$3,400
This Fender Telecaster is a very fine example of an early 1970s Tele in near-mint original condition with no issues. Maple fretboard and all original parts including the ashtray and OHC. Sounds and plays great. Can't beat it for the price!!!
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1974 Gibson Howard Roberts Custom

$3,500
This is a very fine Howard Roberts Custom in exceptionally fine condition, with great sound and playability. Replacement pickguard by Cris Mirabella, all else is original. Nice neck width and thickness, two sets of control knobs, and a very nice original hard case complete the package. This was HR's favorite color for the HR Custom, and he played one for many years before the Fusion series. ...
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2017 ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN John Petrucci BFR NOMAC Majesty # 1

$25,000
This is the first NOMAC Majesty guitar produced; it is the one shown by John Petrucci at the 2017 NAMM show, and illustrated in all of the Ernie Ball Music Man videos and print information. It is new, never used, with all case candy including the exclusive certificate for # 1 of 21 made. All of this very limited edition sold out shortly after its introduction in late 2017. The features on...
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1995 Monteleone Radio Flyer

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This is a truly magnificent guitar - John's second 17" Radio Flyer, and the first to feature his new Malibu Sunset sunburst finish that resembles the sunset at Malibu Beach, California. The sound of this instrument is very rich, burnished, and balanced from bass through treble, from lower through upper register with all notes ringing out clearly. Near-mint original condition with no issues - no...
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1994 Monteleone Grand Artist

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This is the first Grand Artist scroll guitar created by John Monteleone,and is the only 17" version of this stunning design. Completed in early 1994, Monteleone Grand Artist # 147 is a tour-de-force of modern luthiery. The scroll on the upper bout is hollow, adding a resonant chamber to the guitar's body. The 17" body size is complemented by the 25/4" scale length and 1.75" nut width, and is...
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~1929 Stromberg G-1 Deluxe

$8,500
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 is one repaired top crack. All parts are original, although the original bridge is missing one insert on the base and a later Gibson Johnny Smith bridge has been utilized. The...
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1962 Gibson ES-355TDSV

$15,000
Purchased from the original owner in Austin, Texas in 1966, this is an original ES-355TDSV with PAFs, varitone and stereo wiring, and Gibson's early sideways vibrola. Comes with original 4-latch Lifton black hard case and Gibson case cover with lots of case candy including the original stereo cable. This is a very soulful guitar with many sounds available, and has been my favorite for many...
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1960 Gibson ES-355-T

$25,000
This is a very special guitar. It is an original ES-355 with factory stop tailpiece and PAFs, with the Varitone removed and converted to mono electronics. It has been refretted, and inlaid at the 20th fret are the initials " C W," of its previous owner, the late Charley Wirz. Charley was the original owner of Charley's Guitar Shop in Dallas, and one of the founders of the Dallas Guitar Show in...
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1956 Gibson Super 400CESN

$35,000
Here is a superb blonde Super 400CESN with alnico pickups in excellent + original condition. Exceptional sound and playability, with very early non-wire ABR-1 bridge (noted on hang tag) with tags and case candy, original Lifton brown hard case, beautiful woods, and so much more. Great vibe, and rare - one of 19 made in 1956, and one of only 53 blonde alnico electric Super 400s. A fine...
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1952 Gibson Super 400

$8,500
A fine acoustic noncutaway Super 400 from Gibson's postwar golden era! Sunburst, excellent - original condition, beautiful woods and fine sound, original pickguard included, later Gibson HC. One of 19 made in 1952, and one of 154 overall production of postwar noncutaway Super 400s in sunburst finish. Rare, fine, and wonderful to play.
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2018 HENRIKSEN 312

$999
New Henriksen 312 amp with 12" ER speaker, tweeter, and slip cover. New with warranty. Can handle bass and 7-string in addition to guitar, with 160 watts RMS power. Very expressive and flexible. List price is 1329.; our price to you is $ 999. SOLD - another on the way.
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2017 HENRIKSEN 310

$899
New JazzAmp 310 with 10" speaker, tweeter, and plenty of power for any application. Comes with factory warranty and padded gig bag. List price $ 1199.; our price to you $ 899.!
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1966 Gibson Super 400CES

$14,500
Very nice Super 400CES with 1 PAF and 1 Pat. # pickup, originally set up with factory Bigsby (now in case), now set up with 1970s Super 400 tailpiece; belonged to Wayne Carson, Nashville songwriter known for many successful songs including " The Letter"; plays and sound great, with recent neck reset; refretted; OHC.
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~1939 Geib Prewar Super 400

$500
This is a prewar Super 400 leather -covered Geib case in fair condition. All latches are intact, the interior lining is in good shape, but the leather and case exterior need restoration. Very rare case, pairs well with 1937-1941 Super 400 guitars.
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2018 HENRIKSEN Bud

$1,098
AVAILABLE! Brand-new and filled with features! A superb amp with a big sound and loads of versatility.
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1996 Benedetto Il Palissandro

$29,000
1996 Benedetto Il Palissandro 15 % off
The 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...
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2011 Anthony Wilson Seasons - Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

$20
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

$15
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"

$20
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

$25
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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