Van Hoose Vintage
Thomas Van Hoose
972-998-8176 cell
Carrollton, TX
10:39 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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1962 Fender® Stratocaster®

This is a very fine original 1962 hardtaill Strat with no issues. It is in excellent +++ original condition, and comes with its original brown tolex hard case. The pickups sound great-very open, clear, and full of tone. The three-way switch was replaced with a five-way switch in 1991; the original 3-way switch and the repair tag are in the case pocket along with the bridge cover. Very...
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2008 National Mike Dowling El Trovador

This is a very cool guitar - a wood-bodied National Resophonic special edition, # 118, of the Mike Dowling el Trovador. It is in near mint original condition with no issues, and comes with its OHC and case candy. It has a fine voice and is very playable, and it makes you smile to hear the classic resonator sounds and tones that come forth so easily. A really good one.
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2001 Martin 0000-28C Custom

This is a beautiful one-off, custom Martin 0000-28C from 2004 that was purchased form Eric Schoenberg's shop. Eminently playable, very musical, this guitar sings and inspires. Near-mint original condition with OHC and case candy.
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1998 Martin D-42

This D-42 is another mint-condition Martin that is lovely to see, hold, and play. It has forward-X top bracing, a solid Sitka Spruce top, and solid East Indian rosewood back and sides. Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlay of the standard pattern, along with abalone rosette and top inlay as well. OHC and papers included, and the real bonus is the sound - deep, resonant, and balanced...
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2001 Martin HD-28 Keb Mo Limited Edition

This HD-28 Keb Mo is a real gem: mint condition, light, and very responsive. Scale length is 25.5", and neck width at nut is 1.75." Engelmann spruce top with Hawaiian koa back and sides that are quite figured and beautiful. Ebony fretboard with diamonds and squares inlays, forward-X top bracing, and bone saddle. Original Geib-style Martin hard case. This guitar is so easy to play, and...
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1981 Martin D-28S

A very fine D-28S with exceptional tone woods and a terrific voice. This guitar has internally-scalloped top braces and a single interior pickup installed. It plays with ease and has plenty of volume and subtlety as needed. Comes with its OHC which is also in fine shape. A near-mint Martin that is ideal for a number of acoustic applications. Can't be beat!!
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2015 Taylor 514CE FM Ltd

Beautiful Taylor 2015 Fall limited edition 514 with Florentine cutaway, highly-figured mahogany body, and of course the latest Expression System electronics. Very versatile, mint with all papers, ready to go!
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1995 John Monteleone Radio Flyer

This is John's second 17" Radio Flyer, and his first Radio Flyer to be finished in his breathtaking Malibu Sunset sunburst. Mint condition, no issues, and the most beautiful sound you can imagine - and then some! Call me for an in-hand description, and be sure to see Woody Mann playing this very guitar on YouTube! Woody and the Flyer are amazing. Simply the finest!!! CALL OR CONTACT ME!!!
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1959 Gibson EB-2

This is a very nice 1959 EB-2 that is all original and has Led Zeppelin association. It has some minor finish wear and checking, but overall it is in excellent original condition. It plays easily and sounds great - very solid and expressive. Call for more details. Also has the original brown Lifton case with its Led Zeppelin pass attached. Very cool bass!
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~1939 Geib Prewar Super 400

HOLIDAY MADNESS SALE!!! 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. CALL OR CONTACT ME FOR PRICE!!!
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AVAILABLE! Brand-new and filled with features! A superb amp with a big sound and loads of versatility.
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~1947 Stromberg G-1

From the Tsumura collection comes this very nice Stromberg G-1 non cutaway # 465 with McCarty single pickup to amplify its very fine acoustic sound. Several repaired top cracks, not noticeable; replaced tuners; otherwise in very good-excellent overall condition with original case. Excellent action and playability. Nice acoustic voice for solo or accompaniment. Nice OHC, the "gator" kind. On...
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1996 Benedetto Il Palissandro

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

JUST RELEASED!!! Here is THE guitarCD/DVD package of 2011 - "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 exhibiiton "Guitar Heroes - from Italy to New York," and played exclusively on John Monteleone's 4 Seasons guitars. ...
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1986 Gibson Super 400 postcards

This is a series of 4 postcards I had made from my collection of Gibson Super 400 guitars which were later 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...
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2007 John Southern "Talkin' Guitars - Dr. Tom Van Hoose, Archtop Guitar Authority"

AVAILABLE!!! IN STOCK NOW!!! 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 /playing samples are included that illustrate the various types of archtops and how...
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~1952 Gibson early L5CES Custom tailpiece

Early 1950s gold-plated L5CES Custom tailpiece, very similar to ES-295 tailpiece except has "L5" plaque in center; stamped " pat. pending" on end piece; very rare and perfect for an early-50s L5CES with P90s or Alnico pickups!
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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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