Welcome to the launch of the Guildwater Gear online retail store. Our mission is to deliver quality products for both the studio and stage, to audio-visual professionals and aspirants across the globe. At present, our store represents but the first initial phase of our larger vision. We will be adding several thousand more products across the remainder of the year. What you find here represents a minuscule portion (less than 1%) of the merchandise on the way. We work very hard to ensure that we have accurate and detailed information, matched to quality product images, to aid you in your gear research. It is no small feat, to do properly. All told, the brands that we will carry, at least initially, will include: AKG, Alesis, Allen & Heath, Aphex, Ashly, Audio-Technica, Audix, Auralex, Behringer, Blizzard Lighting, Blue Microphones, Bose, CAD Audio, Chauvet DJ & Professional, Crown, dbx, Denon, Dynaudio, Earthworks, Electro-Voice, Furman Power, Hartke, Heil Sound, JBL, KRK, Lexicon, Mackie, Neumann, Odyssey Innovative Designs, Olympus, On-Stage, Peavey, Pelican Cases, PreSonus, Raxxess, Roland, Samson, Sennheiser, Shure, SKB, Soundcraft, Tannoy, Tascam, TC Electronic, TC Helicon, Telefunken, and Yamaha. You will find a fair number of these brands already represented here, even at our debut. This, again, is but the beginning. In 2018, we hope to extend our product line further, to include an even wider array of brands, as well as altogether new product categories, such as cameras, both DSLR and video.
A bit about us: Guildwater Gear was established in 2017. Our merchandise ships variously from one of four distribution warehouses, located in Georgia, Connecticut, Kentucky, and California. It all depends upon the item in question, as well as inventory levels across the supply chain. We place a premium upon customer service, and will do our utmost to achieve that goal. Our customer-service motto is: "We are always here when you need us. We are never there when you don't." By this, we mean that we will greatly respect your privacy, while serving your gear needs to the best of our abilities. This means no unsolicited marketing emails (spam), and no unsolicited phone calls. Additionally, and categorically, under no circumstances will your information be sold or given to third-parties. Your account information and transactions are safe, owing to our GeoTrust SSL Certificate, which verifies our business identity, and protects your information and data, using the latest encryption technology. (That is what the little green padlock up in the top left corner of your browser's address bar signifies, when you view your cart and go to checkout, when you view your account, cart, or go to checkout.)
Guildwater Gear is the online retail division -- a wholly-owned subsidiary -- of The Guildwater Group, LLC. For that reason, our Scribal Design Team adopted for the Guildwater Gear logo (up at the very top) a lower-case variant of the "Double-G." The Guildwater Group -- our parent company -- is represented by the all-capitals version of the "Original Double-G." The Guildwater Group was itself established in 2015. It is a hybrid entity. It is a privately-held diversified investment company. It is based in Athens, GA. In addition to its new retail arm -- Guildwater Gear -- the Guildwater Group also boasts a record label, boutique in scale. Those interests in sound, print, and visual media represent our most public face. As a record label, our mission is to build a quality catalog of recordings, produced by independent artists, individuals who pursue their inner-vision, irrespective of the trends of the marketplace. We prefer artists who place integrity over commercialism, and craft over persona. We prize substance over form. We reach for quality over quantity. "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Welcome to the journey.