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Geri's Vintage Steels
1989 Canopus Model YS-8D Console
June 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Luthier Yasu Kamiya of Tokyo, Japan spent 12 years working for Sho-Bud at Nashville, [...]

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1939 Epiphone Electar Century
July 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Epiphone Electar Century is a stylish icon of futuristic lap steel guitar design. [...]

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1928 National Tricone Resonator Style 1
August 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1928 steel guitarist George Beauchamp wanted to increase the volume of his acoustic [...]

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1946 Rickenbacher B6 (with Modified Long Scale Neck)
September 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

This steel guitar came to me with its headstock broken off. [...]

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1976 Fender Deluxe 8
October 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Long before Leo Fender built the Telecaster, Stratocaster and Precision bass guitars, he built [...]

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Fender Dual Professional 6
November 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Fender's steel guitars featured single, double, triple and quad necks. Various scale lengths, 6 and 8 [...]

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Martin 018K (1927)
December 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In response to the rising popularity of Hawaiian music in the early 1900's, Martin introduced [...]

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1930's Lectro Lab "Troubador" Style
February 1, 2021 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1932 Rickenbacker's "Frying Pan" lap steel was introduced as the first electric guitar. [...]

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Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
June 26, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED from Hawai‘i Island on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
July 31, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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August 14, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST (tentative)

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Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
August 28, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Livestream Kanikapila
September 18, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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September 25, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
October 16, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
October 23, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
November 20, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Livestream Steel Guitar Saturdays
December 18, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST (tentative)

COVID-19 Advisory: HIMELE™ plans to resume in-person live steel guitar festivals in 2022, contingent on pandemic directives and venue approvals. Livestream Showcases will continue through 2021.

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