Steel Trappings

Instruments and Luthiers

Geri's Vintage Steels

1956 Rickenbacker DW-16
January 1, 2021 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In the 1950's Rickenbacker began producing wood bodied double neck steel guitars to compete [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

1930's Lectro Lab "Troubadour" 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. [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

1939 Rickenbacher Model 59 in Crinkled Black
March 4, 2021 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

For the beginning student Rickenbacher introduced the Model 59, stamped from sheet metal. [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

Early 1930's Rickenbacher Amplifier
April 1, 2021 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

From the very beginning, Rickenbacher developed and sold guitar amplifiers. After all, the first [...]

Fry Pan Feature

The Great Jerry Byrd Fry Pan Mystery
February 20, 2022 • Addison Ching • Instruments and Luthiers

From time to time Steel Trappings receives comments and inquiries from its readership. [...]

Pedal Like A Lion
July 18, 2022 • Addison Ching • Instruments and Luthiers

FRANKENSTEEL? Guests of the 2022 Waikiki Steel Guitar Festial may have noticed Kiyoshi [...]

Archives

August, 2022
July, 2022
June, 2022
May, 2022
April, 2022
March, 2022

Complete Issue Archive
Complete Series Archive


Categories

Education and Training
Entertainment
Equipment
Festivals and Conventions
Instruments and Luthiers
News
Steel Guitar History


Authors

Author Index

Events

2022 Festivals and Workshops

2022 Northern California Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium
August 14, 2022 – Cupertino, CA
Tuition from $100
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 27, 2022 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 15, 2022 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
October 16, 2022 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
December 8-11, 2022 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island

2022 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts
Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall

August 27, 2022 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Livestream Open Stage Showcase

September 25, 2022 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani

December 10, 2022 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM HST
December 11, 2022 Saturday Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a concert – 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM HST

2023 Festivals and Workshops
Kona Steel Guitar Festival   
March 24-25, 2023 – Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week   
July 10-15, 2023 (tentative) – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival   
July 14, 2023 (tentative) – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival   
July 15, 2023 (tentative) – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

2023 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts
Facebook LiveYouTube
Kona Steel Guitar Festival

March 25, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Facebook LiveYouTube
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

July 14, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert (tentative) – 4PM - 6:30PM HST


Facebook LiveYouTube
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival

July 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert (tentative) – 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST

Copyright ©2022 by Hawaii Institute for Music Enrichment and Learning Experiences, Inc., and Cyberventures Unlimited.Terms of Use

About HIMELE
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.