Van Hoose Vintage Instruments
Thomas Van Hoose
972-998-8176 cell
Carrollton, TX
1:10 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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1999 Benedetto Manhatten 7-string

This superb 7-string Manhattan was hand-crafted by Bob alone in his Stroudsburg, PA studio before his association with Fender and Savannah. It is made of the finest materials including European spruce for the carved top, intensely figured curly maple for the 2-piece carved back, neck and sides, and the darkest ebony for the fretboard, tailpiece, bridge, and fingerrest. Bob is well-known for his...
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1992 Benedetto Manhatten

Before Fender and Savannah, Bob was creating all of his instruments alone in his Stroudsburg, PA studio. This superior instrument was hand-crafted there, and it embodies Bob's keen sense of artistic design and functionality. This 17" Manhattan is a one-owner guitar with a lovely carved two-piece European spruce stop, a beautiful carved two-piece curly maple back, a one-piece carved curly maple...
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1962 Fender® Pro

Very nice and soulful 1962 Pro with original speaker and transformers. Newer tubes, added tilt-back legs, has original handle and footswitch. Big sound, very brown! Comes with new slipcover.
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New Henriksen 1-12ER cab with 12" extended range speaker and tweeter. Great addition to your current Henriksen or other amp, adding robust sound and depth. Not powered, but very friendly to combo amps and heads. New with warranty.
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2017 HENRIKSEN 312

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.!
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2017 HENRIKSEN 310

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

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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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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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 condition with all papers, ready to go! Retail was $3200; our price is much more friendly!
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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 de*unsafe*ion, and be sure to see Woody Mann playing this very guitar on YouTube! Woody and the Flyer are amazing. Simply the finest!!!
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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

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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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. Featured on p. 119 in the...
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1996 Benedetto Il Palissandro

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

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 de*unsafe*ion 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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~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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