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Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz

Geri's Vintage Steels
1936 Audiovox Model 436
July 2, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Paul Tutmarc of Seattle, Washington was a pioneer steel guitarist and music teacher. In 1934 he [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1960's Kay Lap Steel
August 2, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Kay is a musical instrument maker established in Chicago in the 1930's. Kay [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1956 Oahu Symphony in White
September 3, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Along with the huge popularity of Hawaiian music came the demand for instruction on [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1955 Supro Studio Lap Steel
October 20, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Valco Company manufactured lap steel guitars for Supro. Valco designed the various [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1950s Magnatone Student Model
November 1, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Magna Electronics Company of Los Angeles, California, manufactured lap steel [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1937 Rickenbacher B6
December 2, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

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

Geri's Vintage Steels
1955 Vega Commander
January 2, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Vega was a highly regarded Boston manufacturer of professional quality banjos, guitars, and [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1937 Rickenbacher Student Model 59
February 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

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

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HIMELE Events

2024 Festivals and Workshops
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
February 17, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM HST
Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
April 4-6, 2024
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 11, 2024 – 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM HST
Kukui Grove Center, Lihue, Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
Windward Mall, Kāne‘ohe (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week (July 10-15, 2023)
July 8-13, 2024 – 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 – 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 13, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 17, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM HST (tentative)
Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 19, 2024 – 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM HST
The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Hawai‘i

2024 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

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All broadcasts originate from the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.


Kona Steel Guitar Festival
April 6, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST


Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 13, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST


Other Events
2024 AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival *
July 25-27, 2024 – Towne Square Community Center, Winchester, IN
* Registration Fee Required

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