Van Hoose Vintage Instruments
Thomas Van Hoose
972-998-8176 cell
Carrollton, TX
2:29 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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2019 Eastman MDC805-Sb mandocello

$2,000
Serial # 13952668 is an exceptional Eastman mandocello with a carved spruce top and bookmatched, two-piece carved curly maple back styled after the extremely rare Gibson Master Model K-5 mandocello. The guitar is in near-mint original condition with no issues, and comes equipped with an internal K & K pickup system that really brings the entire range of the mandocello to the forefront. ...
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~2000 Gibson 16" thinline hard case

$200
This is a very nice Gibson hard case for 16" thinline electrics including the ES-330, 335, 345, and 355 guitars. All original and no issues, and the interior silk guitar cover is intact. An excellent case for any 335, 345, or 355.
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~1975 Grover Imperial tuners

$75
Here are 5 Grover chrome Imperial tuners, two left and 3 right, in excellent original condition with no issues. No bushings included, but ideal for replacements or substitution on fine archtop guitars. All 5 work very smoothly. Priced as a package.
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~1948 Vintage 3-on-a-plate tuners

$100
This is a matched set of left and right 3-on-a-plate tuners with original buttons and gears that work very well. No issues, will keep a guitar in tune, and both have the standard 4 screw holes for attachment to the back of a guitar's headstock. Vintage and original, ideal for a replacement or restoration project.
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~1928 Gibson archtop trapeze tailpieces

$150
Here are two late 20s/early30s Gibson trapeze tailpiece components that together will make one very fine vintage tailpiece. The larger tailpiece with crossbar is the early wrap-under design, and the end bracket has lost its lower end-piece with screw holes. The smaller unit has an intact end unit that can be used on the larger unit to make a very fine and useful vintage tailpiece.
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~1965 Archtop trapeze tailpiece

$75
This is a mid-60s archtop trapeze tailpiece that is nickel-plated and is suitable for a variety of archtops, both domestic and international. High quality construction with no cracks or breaks, this will work well in a restoration project.
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~1958 Gibson ES-350T tailpiece

$600
this is a late 50s Gibson ES-350T tailpiece in excellent- original condition with no issues. the gold plating is worn but still present,a nd there are no cracks or breaks. Very rare original ES-350T tailpiece and very cool.
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~1959 Gibson ES-175 tailpiece

$400
This is an original late 50s Gibson ES-175 tailpiece in very good/excellent - condition. The body bracket has two extra holes at the end, and is otherwise all original. No breaks or cracks, and very functional for a late 50s-mid-60s ES-175.
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~1960 Epiphone Frequensator tailpiece

$250
This is an original Epiphone Frequensator tailpiece for an Epiphone archtop such as a Deluxe or Emperor with a gold-plated end bracket and two nickel-plated string trapezes, one long and one short. Can be paired with the corresponding gold or nickel parts to make two matching original tailpieces. All 3 are in excellent condition with no cracks or breaks or repairs.
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1952 Gibson Les Paul gold top

$150
This is the trapeze portion of the early wraparound trapeze tailpiece for the first Les Paul gold tops in excellent condition with no issues. Perfect to retrofit to an early LP gold top that needs one, and authentic as well.
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Grover 150G Imperial tuners

$150
Here is a set of US-made gold-plated Grover Imperial tuners in their original box. No bushings ar din the box, but they can easily be obtained from Grover, Kluson, or Allparts. These keys are in mint original condition and have never been on a guitar. Nice set.
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~1952 Gibson L-5 tailpiece

$750
This is a very rare Gibson L-5CES wraparound tailpiece from the early 1950s, very similar to the ES-295 tailpiece that came later as weil as the earliest Les Paul tailpiece. "L5" is engraved on the center plate, and "pat. pending" is embossed on the body attachment piece. It is made of brass that is gold-plated, and has the wrap-over bridge/bar like the LP and ES-295. Plating is somewhat worn,...
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1965 Bobby Lee 4-in-1 Challenger Guitar Strap

$50
Here is a real vintage guitar strap in its original box - the Bobby Lee 4-in-1 strap that can be used in a variety of ways on both acoustic and electric guitars. Very similar to Wes Montgomery's guitar strap, this is very easy to attach to a guitar without modification, and can also be attached via the guitars strap buttons or around the headstock. Never been used on a guitar, and the original...
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~1970 Bigsby B-6 vibrato tailpiece

$350
This is an original Bigsby gold- plated B-6 vibrato tailpiece in its original box, complete with original spring and parts plus extra Allparts springs and parts as well. In near-mint condition, never been on a guitar, and just waiting to become part of a fine vintage guitar in equivalent condition. Made in Kalamazoo, MI during Ted McCarty's ownership of the Bigsby firm that he bought from Paul...
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2001 Treasures of the Hard Rock Cafe History

$50
This is the First Edition of Treasures of the Hard Rock Cafe, the book that chronicles the Hard Rock's international collection of instruments, stage costumes, gear and so much more that represent the golden years of rock and roll history. Richly illustrated in color with supporting documentation and anecdotal material, this collection tells the story of rock and roll from a very entertaining...
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1996 Monteleone Eclipse Special

$95,000
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...
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2005 Monteleone Radio Flyer

$125,000
Serial # 211 is a very special 18" Radio Flyer with an oval sound hole and two side-sound holes in the upper bass rim. This instrument was commissioned by the late Robert James Waller, author of the Bridges of Madison County and several other novels, and was delivered to Robert in 2005. The rare configuration of the oval sound holes on the top and bass rim gives the guitar excellent projection...
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1993 1001 Banjos Akira Tsumura

$1,500
Here is the ultimate book on the banjo - Akira Tsumura's landmark work on his banjo collection in hard cover with its original beautiful box, all in mint condition. Covers the evolution of the banjo and focuses on the evolution of folk banjos and the tenor and plectrum banjos of the early 20th century. Unbelievable color illustrations throughout, very detailed narrative on each maker and model,...
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~1955 DeArmond Rhythm Chief

$750
This is an early postwar DeArmond Rhythm Chief archtop pickup in near-mint condition with original cable and long attachment rod. Sounds great - clear, warm, and no hum. Cable is original and in great shape as well. Has volume, tone, and rhythm/lead button and early barrel knobs. Makes an archtop sound great without any alterations to the guitar; just attach and go! Extremely fine quality...
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2017 Gibson ES-345 1960 Freddie King reissue

$5,500
2017 Gibson ES-345 1960 Freddie King reissue 15 % off
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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1991 Gibson The Super 400

$15
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

$75
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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Gibson Citation

$1,000
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

$1,250
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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1959 Gibson Super 400C

$12,500
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

$900
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

$4,500
2008 Heritage H-535 10 % 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

$1,500
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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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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