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Andy Volk
Bill Hardin - Part 3
October 12, 2016 • Andy Volk • Instruments and Luthiers

The most visible proponent of Bear Creek instruments has been multi-instrumentalist, Bob [...]

More Magnatone
More Magnatone Parts IV and V
November 15, 2016 • John Teagle • Instruments and Luthiers

While all the other MOTS models had wood beneath their coverings, an advanced/experimental model was released ca. '51 that used a [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1954 Oahu Iolana (by Valco)
November 24, 2016 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Since the 1930's the Valco Company manufactured a variety of musical instruments including the electric lap steel [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1938 Stella (by Harmony)
December 16, 2016 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Harmony Company was at one time Americas largest manufacturer of musical [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1959 Gretsch Electromatic
January 19, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Gretsch guitars were made famous by players such as Jimmy Webster, Chet Atkins, and [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1940 Gibson Electric Hawaiian Model EH-185
February 25, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Gibson guitar company created this hybrid steel guitar by combining the advantages of metal [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1938 Epiphone Electar Model M
March 22, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Model M is a stylish icon of art deco steel design, with an anodized aluminum top [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1935 National Cast Steel
April 17, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The body of this early period steel guitar was made by a method called "slush casting." Molten [...]

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2020
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

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival — Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall   CANCELED
August 15, 2020 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu

Maui Steel Guitar Festival   Date Change
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.

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