Steel Trappings

July, 2016

More Magnatone
More Magnatone Part I-2
July 4, 2016 • John Teagle • Instruments and Luthiers

By the mid '50s, MOTS had lost its appeal, as had Hawaiian music, so Magnatone discontinued its [...]

Andy Volk
Bill Hardin - Part 1
July 7, 2016 • Andy Volk • Instruments and Luthiers

This article is about the career of luthier Bill Hardin, from his early days with Dobro to the founding of Bear Creek Guitars. It's a [...]

Next Generation Steel Guitarists
Next Generation Steel Guitarists at the 2016 Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival
July 14, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

The 2016 Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival will kick off at 11 A.M. on Saturday, July [...]

Emcee Kimo Kahoano with the Abrigo 'Ohana
7th Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival a Huge Success
July 17, 2016 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions

Beautiful weather embraced the 7th Annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival, held this year at [...]

L.T. Zinn
The 2016 AISGC Convention
July 19, 2016 • Dave Kolars • Festivals and Conventions

This year's Aloha International Steel Guitar Club convention, held on July 14-16, 2016 at [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1937 Rickenbacher B6
July 30, 2016 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1909, Belgium chemist, L.H. Bakeland devised a resin that hardened into a tough, dense [...]


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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 7-9, 2018 - Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach, Kapa'a, Kaua'i

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