Van Hoose Vintage Instruments
Thomas Van Hoose
972-998-8176 cell
Carrollton, TX
3:46 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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1946 Epiphone Emperor

$10,000
This is an early post-war Epiphone Emperor made in New York, with the most beautiful woods and finish one could imagine. Completely original, near-mint with no issues, this guitar represent the pinnacle of the New York Epiphone legacy in every way. All parts are original , and the original sunburst finish and OHC complete the package, but the best is still to come: the incredible tone and...
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1951 Epiphone Deluxe Regent

$7,500
This is a rare and beautiful Epiphone Deluxe Regent, a direct competitor with Gibson's cutaway L5C from 1950. It was refinished by Gibson probably in the late 1950s -early 1960s, and the colors are original. The guitar has a superior acoustic voice and plays easily, and it has power and volume to spare. The carved top and carved, 2-piece back are of the finest spruce and curly maple, and the...
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1964 Gibson L5CES Special

$14,500
This is a custom-order Florentine cutaway L5C with a factory DeArmond 1100 pickup and single volume control and input jack on the pickguard. The guitar is in in near-mint original condition with no issues. The sunburst finish is very rich and reveals a carved and highly-figured curly maple back, sides , and neck as well as a beautiful carved spruce top. The dimensions are also custom: 25.25"...
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1955 Gibson L-4CN

$7,500
Fresh out of a private collection, this 1955 L-4CN is a fabulous acoustic archtop with best-quality woods throughout including a carved close-grained spruce top, maple back and sides, and a lovely mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard. All original with no issues, and has never had any kind of pickup on board. Very warm and authoritative voice, fresh setup, plays easily. Terrific for all kinds...
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1960 Gibson ES-175D

$12,500
Fresh out of a private collection, this 1960 ES-175D is truly a gem. Near-mint condition with PAFs and all original parts except replaced Kluson tuners, this guitar sings with a terrific voice and plays with ease. Fresh setup, and looks very similar to Joe Pass' 175 with a nice neck profile. Comes complete with its near-mint and original brown Lifton hard case. Beautiful, soulful, and...
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1953 Gibson ES-175

$7,500
Here is the quintessential jazz-oriented guitar - a 1953 Es-175 with a single P-90 pickup. All original, no issues, no repairs, near-mint original condition, beautiful golden sunburst finish, and the warmest and sweetest tone you can imagine. Original brown Lifton hard case is in excellent+ original condition as well. AND, it has a highly-fighred curly maple top which is extremely rare in...
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2018 HENRIKSEN Ray cabinet

$599
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 $ 599. Really adds a lot to amps for larger applications!
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2018 HENRIKSEN Blu

$999
The new Henriksen Blu amp is here, and it is really something! Same size and 120W power output as the Bud but with a single channel, and ported on the bottom for added presence! Also of note: the Blu is $ 300.00 less than the 2-channel Bud, and it is lighter yet! A terrific buy in a sturdy, versatile amp with tremendous tone and plenty of volume - can't be beat! List price is $ 1,199., but...
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1950 Gibson ES-5

$9,500
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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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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1994 Monteleone Grand Artist

$125,000
This is the first Grand Artist scroll guitar created by John Monteleone, and it 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...
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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 inserts on the base and a later Gibson Johnny Smith bridge has been utilized. The...
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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

$1,099
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 $ 1,459.; our price to you is $ 1099.
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2017 HENRIKSEN 310

$1,118
New JazzAmp 310 with 10" speaker, tweeter, and plenty of power for any application. Comes with factory warranty and padded gig bag. List price is $ 1,489.; our price to you is $ 1,118!
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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

$1,299
AVAILABLE! Brand-new and filled with features! A superb amp with a big sound and loads of versatility. List price is $ 1599 with padded gig bag; our price to you is $ 1199.
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1996 Benedetto Il Palissandro

$31,000
1996 Benedetto Il Palissandro 10 % 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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