Oral History Information
Lloyd Stark began his career in the music industry as a teacher in a small string shop in Berkeley, California, providing lessons on bluegrass instruments such as the guitar and banjo. With little experience as a salesman, Lloyd applied for a job at Coast Wholesale in the San Francisco Bay Area. Much to his own surprise he became a successful sales rep for Coast by living the sentiment that making his dealers successful would make him successful. Since that time Coast was purchased by Kaman and Lloyd’s territory moved to central California, but his passion and love of the industry has never been stronger. Lloyd adds loyalty, honesty and dedication to each and every account he calls on. In return he has gained the respect of those he works so hard to serve.