New Jersey based Vintage Vibe describes itself as “last electric piano manufacturer in the world.”
Vintage Vibe started out doing restoration and repair work on vintage Fender Rhodes keyboards. Now they offer a full line of electric pianos, with action and tone inspired by classic early ‘70?s Fender Rhodes.
The short documentary True Sound, directed by Alex Hoteck and Brian Rocha, goes behind the scenes at Vintage Vibe and looks at their ‘fight to stay relevant with a new generation of electro-mechanical instruments in a market flooded by digital keyboards’.
From the Directors:
At first Vintage Vibe may sound like just another vintage instrument repair company. It’s this guy Chris Carroll and his employees operating in a market that’s generally not interested in their product beyond the nostalgic few.
They may seem irrelevant, but through taking a closer look we have an understanding of the importance of their craft and their original electric piano. When you hear their story, the Vintage Vibe team becomes a close family who made the dream happen against all odds.
It was an absolute pleasure filming at their workshop the past few months and I have nothing but respect for Chris and his team. Definitely take the time to hear their story for yourself!