Apogee Electronics: GiO Controller and Interface

The GiO interface seamlessly links guitars with Macs

The recent history of Apogee finds the digital audio company aligning with Apple to produce Mac-specific hardware emphasizing simplicity and intuitive design. Designed for use with the guitar, the latest addition to the line—an interface and controller dubbed GiO—pairs seamlessly with the latest versions of GarageBand, Logic Studio and Mainstage. The solid, one-and-a-half-foot board’s biggest selling point is hands-free control. With 12 on-board buttons, it …

Creston Electric Instruments

by Noah Armstrong A one-man operation in Burlington, VT, Creston Electric Instruments builds fairly traditional electric guitars, generally styled in the Fender tradition, but custom-designed according to each customer's expectations. Owner Creston Lea works with his clients throughout the entire process, resulting in highly personalized instruments and a body of work that reflects the pride and enjoyment he takes in his craft. “I stress, more …

Bowoo Guitar Cases

by Megan Baldwin After being fed up with the lack of variety in guitar cases, Bowoo, a newly established, Brooklyn-based brand, decided to take the problem into their own hands by putting their own spin on the accessory. Bowoo updated the classic by enhancing its form, function and style. The bags are designed locally by guitar players and produced by a professional camera bag company. …