Van Hoose Vintage Instruments
Thomas Van Hoose
972-998-8176 cell
Carrollton, TX
8:56 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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1970 Import tremolo bar

$10
This is an early 1970s or so tremolo bar for an imported guitar, i think. Very nice condition.
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1970 Amp handle combo

$25
Here is a complete amp handle with brackets and screws for a 1970s era combo amp. Excellent condition.
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1939 Lifton and Geib guitar case handles

$50
Here are 3 vintage guitar case handles from the late 1930s or so. The center handle is for a Gibson Lifton hard case, and the left and right ones are for Geib hard cases. They are good for any vintage hard case from the prewar era. Sold together for $ 50.00 total.
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1970 DallasStrap guitar strap from McCord Music

$25
From McCord Music Co. in Dallas, Texas comes this 1970s era DallasStrap guitar strap for your favorite 1970s era electric guitar! In great original condition with black and gold weaving and vinyl backing and a large adjustment buckle, it has the vibe of that era and then some.
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1955 Cadillac leather guitar strap

$50
This is a mid-1950s Cadillac guitar strap in really good original condition, perfect for a vintage guitar from that era forward.
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2018 Superior F-5 Loar era case

$250
Here is an as-new Superior replica F-5 Loar era mandolin case. It has the fitted canvas cover, and is a black hard case with the segmented interior lined in green velvet. A stunning case for any F-5 style mandolin, extremely well-made and functional in every respect.
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1969 Gibson ES-355TD

$7,500
This is a special guitar - a 1969 mono ES-355TD with the 1964 neck profile! The guitar is in excellent overall condition; the back of the neck has been factory refinished. Original Patent-# pickups sound terrific with a wide range of sound and expression, from Freddie King to Tony Mottola. The guitar plays easily and comes with its original Lifton hard case as well. Neck width and profile...
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1951 Gibson L-5C

$8,500
1951 Gibson L-5C 11 % off
Serial # A 6623 is a very nice 1951 Gibson L-5C with a great acoustic voice. This guitar is in very good original condition with some playing wear and checking on the top, the back of the headstock, and in the cutaway. Original finish is in excellent condition overall, and all parts are original except the pickguard which is a recent replacement. The original pickguard is in the case pocket...
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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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~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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~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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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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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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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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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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