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great company. It's in the music
industry, which I love being in.
It's always been my intention to be
around music, so this was a great
opportunity for me to do that and
to use my financial background."
Vintage King built its reputation
as a leading provider of vintage
recording equipment, which, said
Goodstein, has an appeal that
crosses generations and all types
"There's a mystique to vintage
equipment," he says. "There's
usually a story behind it. This is
equipment that has been used
in some of the great recording
studios over the years. We've
refurbished recording consoles
that Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd
records have been recorded on.
But beyond the mystique, there's
the quality of the analog sound. It's
desired by people who can afford
Today, Vintage King also sells
new equipment. In fact, vintage
equipment represents less than 10
percent of its current sales.
"What's unique about Vintage
King is that there's probably no
one in the world who can provide
the variety of equipment we have,"
Goodstein said. "We've got a great
reputation in the industry. The
combination of new digital, new
analog and vintage equipment sets
us apart, especially at our level of
Vintage King also sells slightly
used gear. "We will buy and
refurbish equipment that's only a
couple of years old," he added. "We
have 13 technicians. They've been
working on this equipment for
years. Each piece is so unique that
it takes years to really learn how to
work on this stuff'
Goodstein says the company has
been growing at a rate of 15 to 20
percent a year. "Most of our sales
are by phone and online, but we're
starting to grow our store sales
now," Goodstein said.
Vintage King's showroom in Los
Angeles accounts for 35 percent
of the company's sales. The com-
pany has recently started to sell
guitars and pedals and is planning
to continue to expand its product
"Musical instruments are a
much bigger market," he said.
"The owners have always believed
in reinvesting in the company.
We've got a great business model.
There's lot of opportunities for us:'
For more on Vintage King
Audio and its offerings, visit www.
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