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Your Vintage Guitar Wishlist is Here at Van Hoose Vintage

Welcome to the Van Hoose Vintage Instruments blog where you can always find beautiful, covetable and collectable guitars and gear! We have a unique inventory of vintage guitars so you never know what you’ll find here. And, if you don’t find what you’re looking for we can help you find it! We serve Dallas, Texas and wherever you are.

At Van Hoose Vintage we love vintage guitars. We believe half the fun of vintage guitars is the path they took to get to us. And the other half is finding them a new home! We know what musicians and guitar enthusiasts are looking for and we are here to supply it. It’s simple; at Van Hoose Vintage you will find the most unique collection of vintage guitars in all of Dallas.

Van Hoose Vintage Instruments was founded in 1991 and we are dedicated to bringing the finest guitars and amps to you in an open, friendly and honest manner. We also locate and offer exceptional vintage and collectible guitars and amps for the collector and musician who wants the true vintage sound and feel.

We specialize in unique, high quality arch top guitars as well as selected electric and acoustic guitars. At any point you might find anything from a ‘20s Stromberg to a 70s Gibson. Our current inventory highlights include:

1946 Epiphone Emperor. An early post-war Epiphone Emperor made in New York, with the most beautiful woods and finish one could imagine.

1956 Gibson Super 400CESN. Great vibe, and rare – one of 19 made in 1956. A superb blonde Gibson Super 400CESN with alnico pickups in excellent and original condition. Exceptional sound and play-ability, 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.

1929 Stromberg G-1 Deluxe. An early G-1 Deluxe with nicely-engraved pearl block inlays, a deluxe headstock overlay, and an engraved trapeze tailpiece, all original.

1950 Gibson ES-5. 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.

And, these are just a few of the amazing guitars we currently have in our inventory. We also sell a variety of new Henriksen amplifiers including:

Henriksen Bud. Filled with features! A superb amp with a big sound and loads of versatility.

Henriksen Blu. 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!

Henriksen 312

Henriksen extension cabinets

and more!

These amps are extremely versatile with plenty of headroom, light weight, rugged and dependable, with 2-year warranty and top quality components and construction. Our customers ware beyond satisfied with them!

Are you ready to find the guitar and/or gear of your dreams? Allow the professionals at Van Hoose Vintage to help you find it! To learn more about vintage guitars in Dallas please give us a call at 972-998-8176 or Contact Us online today!

We are a Henriksen JazzAmp Dealer!

What’s NEW.. We have the Blu, the Bud, the Ray extension cab and the 312 in stock, and the new 310 is coming soon! These are incredible amps for jazz and other applications with a very innovative 5-band graphic EQ and reverb that allows you to tailor the amp to each individual guitar. Very versatile with plenty of headroom, light weight, rugged and dependable, with 2-year warranty and top quality components and construction. Our customers who have bought these amps have been very satisfied with them. Give Henriksen JazzAmps some real consideration.