Pantell's Music Box in Antioch

Since 1965, Pantell’s Music Box in Antioch has been East County’s holiday shop for the best-quality parts and service for mobile audio systems. Photo courtesy of Pantell’s Music Box.

It’s tough to shop for car enthusiasts; besides a subscription to a hot rod magazine, you might want to consider rocking their holidays with a new car audio system. Pantell’s Music Box in Antioch has the perfect gift for the car junkie on your holiday list.

The Pantell family has been installing audio systems since the mid 1960s. They began installing automobile record players and four- and eight-track systems, and now install state-of-the-art navigation, security systems and bluetooth- and iPod-integrated systems on cars, motorcycles and boats.

The business was originally a full-service Texaco gas station, started by George Pantell Sr. in 1950. In 1960, his son George Jr. took over the business and, by 1965, turned it into one of the first car-stereo shops in the area. George’s sons Keith, Mark and Ralph, and grandsons Tyler and Alex, now run the business.

For more than 30 years, the three brothers have worked together, including four generations of their family – all committed to bringing the highest quality of sounds and service to their customers. 

“You don’t have to buy a new car to have the latest technology,” said Keith Pantell. “With long commutes, people are in their cars two to four hours a day and want the convenience and technology of a great system in their car.”

Offering great systems means carrying the best brands. Pantell’s Music Box is the area’s largest Wet Sound dealer and specializes in the hottest brands, including Pioneer, Alpine, Viper, Sound Quest, Avital, Myron and Davis and more.

They are experts at installing systems in autos, classic cars, boats, commercial vehicles and motorcycles.  

“We take a lot of pride in our work and make sure things are done right,” said Pantell. “It’s nice to be part of a community where people recognize your name, and that means something to us.”

Their hard work and commitment to personalized service has earned them a loyal customer base. 

“I have been a customer of Pantell’s since 1986,” said Discovery Bay resident Steve Costello. “What I like most about them is that they are a family-run business and are a good group of guys who have been around a long time and do great work. They are also well-respected in the motorcycle industry and did a great job on my Road King.”

Pantell’s Music Box is located at 407 G. St., in Antioch. For more information, visit or call 925-757-6618.