Van Hoose Vintage Instruments
Thomas Van Hoose
972-998-8176 cell
Carrollton, TX
6:24 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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~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 one insert on the base and a later Gibson Johnny Smith bridge has been utilized. The...
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1962 Gibson ES-330TDC

$7,500
Here is an outstanding ES-330TDC in vibrant cherry finish, all original with P90s and black covers and a fantastic neck profile. Great sound and playability, clean with fine action and original 4-latch Lifton black hard case. Also comes with its companion 1962 Gibson Falcon amp, also all original and in excellent + original condition with original 12" speaker and cover. A super pair from...
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1962 Gibson ES-355TDSV

$15,000
Purchased from the original owner in Austin, Texas in 1966, this is an original ES-355TDSV with PAFs, varitone and stereo wiring, and Gibson's early sideways vibrola. This guitar is 10 serial #s away from its companion ES-355TD also listed here; they are from the same rack in 1962 and make a superb and very rare pair. Comes with original 4-latch Lifton black hard case and Gibson case cover with...
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1962 Gibson ES-355TD

$15,000
This is an exceptional early 60s ES-355TD with mono electronics, PAFs, and Gibson's early sideways vibrola. All original, in near-mint condition with no issues. A very smooth-playing and soulful guitar, it is 10 serial #s away from its companion ES-355TDSV also listed for sale here. Original 4-latch black Lifton hard case with Gibson case cover and case candy included. From my personal...
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1960 Gibson ES-345TDC

$17,500
An outstanding guitar, this near-mint 345 coms with factory stop tailpiece and wonderful PAFs, stereo and varitone as from the factory. Beautiful cherry finish with nice birdseye figure, and a rare two-piece back also highly-figured. Great sound, with that Freddie King/Peter Green sound when both pickups ar utilized. Original 5-latch Lifton brown hard case with lots of case candy including 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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1960 Gibson ES-355TD

$50,000
One of the rarest and most desirable Gibson ES-thinlines ever made - a factory mono ES-355 with factory stop tailpiece and PAFs!!! Vibrant cherry finish, fine 1960 neck profile, twin PAFs that are individually very hot and together produce the Freddie King/Peter Green sound, original 5-latch black pebble grain Lifton hard case, and extremely rare - one of only 20 estimated to have been made...
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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 400CES

$37,500
This is one of the finest electric Super 400s I have ever seen. Beautiful golden sunburst finish, near-mint original condition with no issues, P90 pickups, superb woods and playability, extremely rare - one of 7 made in 1952, and one of only 25 P90 Super 400CES guitars in sunburst finish. Original Lifton brown hard case in excellent condition also. None better, one only, here is the best!!!
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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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1999 Benedetto Manhatten 7-string

$17,500
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

$17,500
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

$2,900
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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2017 HENRIKSEN 312

$999
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

$899
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

$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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1962 Fender® Stratocaster®

$19,500
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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1995 John Monteleone Radio Flyer

$67,500
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

$6,500
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

$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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2016 HENRIKSEN Bud

$1,098
AVAILABLE! Brand-new and filled with features! A superb amp with a big sound and loads of versatility.
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~1938 Stromberg G-1

$6,000
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

$29,000
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 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"

$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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~1952 Gibson early L5CES Custom tailpiece

$700
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

$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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