The Vintage Record, Sydney
Second stop in Sydney. An iconic record store here, called The Vintage Record.
It is owned and run by Phil Thomson and Jimi Polar. You'll see Jimi on the pictures. The store is located on Parramatta Road in the music instruments dealers district and not too far from Pigeon Ground record store (only 10 minutes walk). You'll see in the future posts that record stores I've visited are very closed to each other.
The shop has been here for 12 years, Phil and Jimi have had it the last 5.
They have no particular specialties, it's all about vinyl and finding original pressings across all genres of music. Phil says "we just love old records ... you know....when music had something to say".
Apart selling records, they do speciality mixes for people, DJ parties occasionally, record finding service, restoration and professional cleaning, vintage players, amps and speakers. Gear repair and set-up, posters, collectables, radiograms, LP transfers ....
They also run thevintagerecord.com which is mainly a presentation website of the shop. They sell exclusively through the shop. You can find them under the vintage record places on facebook.
Make sure to visit this store if you come to Sydney. You can't miss it, the ghetto blaster will be out bumping the sidewalk ...
The Vintage Record
31a Parramatta Road
Annandale NSW 2038
Tel +61 02 9550 4667
Monday to Friday: 11am to 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am to 5pm