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Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz

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, [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
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. [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

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 [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

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. [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

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 [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

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 [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

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 [...]

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. [...]

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

2024 Northern California Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium *
September 29, 2024 – Odd Fellows Lodge, Cupertino, CA

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

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
November 21-24, 2024 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Waimea, Hawai‘i Island

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
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Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
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July 25-27, 2024 – Towne Square Community Center, Winchester, IN
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