Lowell C. Kiesel is a steel guitarist and builder. In 1946 he founded the L.C. Kiesel Company and sold hand-wound guitar pickups and lap steel guitars.
In 1949 Kiesel changed the name of his company to Carvin. He then pioneered the concept of "mail order" by selling directly to the customer and eliminating the middle man.
Kiesel sold his electro-magnetic pickups to guitar builder Semie Moseley, who used them exclusively in his early Mosrite guitars.
Today Carvin sells guitars, amps, and audio gear, and in 2015 was renamed Kiesel/Carvin in honor of its founder.VINTAGE
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 7-9, 2018 - Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
February 16, 2019 (tentative) - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach, Kapa'a, Kaua'i
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