Luthier Yasu Kamiya of Tokyo, Japan spent 12 years working for Sho-Bud at Nashville, Tennessee. He wound custom pickups for pedal steel guitars.
In 1986 Kamiya returned to Japan and established Canopus Guitars. He made custom, high quality copies of classic Fender and Gibson steel guitars.
Kamiya hand wound each pickup, upgraded the tuning gears and hardware, and offered custom colors. He made multi neck and multi stringed console steels and a Gibson style lap steel.
Canopus steels produce a warm sounding tone, perfect for that soothing, nahenahe Hawaiian style. Sayonara!VINTAGE
Mauna Lani presents Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival Special Edition
February 7-9, 2020 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
February 28-29, 2020 – Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i CANCELED
March 21, 2020 – Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall CANCELED
June 20, 2020 – Windward Mall, Kane‘ohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week CANCELED
July 13-18, 2020 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Monday-Thursday – Nightly Evening Performances CANCELED
Friday-Saturday – Festival Open Stage and Ho‘olaule‘a Performances CANCELED
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival CANCELED
July 17, 2020 – Festival Ho‘olaule‘a — Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival CANCELED
June 23-25, 2020 – Winchester, IN
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival — Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall CANCELED
August 15, 2020 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu
HSGA 34th Annual Mainland Festival Festival CANCELED
September 17-19, 2020 – Fort Collins, CO
Maui Steel Guitar Festival CANCELED
October 16-17, 2020 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui
October 18, 2020 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Mauna Lani presents Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
TBA – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island.
HIMELE is a Hawai‘i non-profit corporation that supports music enrichment and education for people of all ages. Our purpose is to educate, promote, and perpetuate Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian musical instruments.