Steel Trappings

Geri's Vintage Steels

1951 Gibson Ultratone

January 9, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" ValdrizInstruments and Luthiers

Ultratones are among the most colorful lap steels made by the Gibson Company. Finishes [...]

2018 Aloha International Steel Guitar Club Convention

AISGC 2018 Guest Artist Announced

December 19, 2017 • Mark PruchaFestivals and Conventions

The Aloha International Steel Guitar Club announced the Guest Artist for it's 2018 [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

1954 National New Yorker

December 10, 2017 • Geri ValdrizInstruments and Luthiers

The National String Instrument Corp. was known for its eye-catching acoustic resonator [...]

Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival

2018 Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival Lineup Announced

December 4, 2017 • Addison ChingFestivals and Conventions

Alan Akaka, Bobby Ingano, and Greg Sardinha will again present their steel guitar stylings at [...]

HSGA Happenings

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association Clarifies Scholarship Policy

November 28, 2017 • Addison ChingNews

The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association (HSGA) recently enacted a board resolution that memorializes the association's commitment to their scholarship program. [...]

Steel Trappings

Steel Trappings Has a New Look

November 26, 2017 • Addison ChingNews

The Steel Trappings online Newsletter/Blog has been revamped to a slightly modified format. [...]


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Festivals and Conventions
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Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
Feb, 2-3, 2018 - Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach, Kapa'a, Kaua'i
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
March 17, 2018 - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
April 11-12, 2018 - Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina, Maui
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
April 13-14, 2018 - Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina, Maui
April 15, 2018 - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 9, 2018 - Windward Mall, Kaneohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 9-14, 2018
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
September, 2018 - Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i

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