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Workshop Luthiers Construct Steel Guitars
November 15, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions, Instruments and Luthiers

A handful of enthisiastic students spent two days constructing their own steel guitars under the direction of luthier Bob [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1954 National New Yorker
December 10, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The National String Instrument Corp. was known for its eye-catching acoustic resonator [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1951 Gibson Ultratone
January 9, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Ultratones are among the most colorful lap steels made by the Gibson Company. Finishes [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1935 Rickenbacher Model A-25
February 8, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Frying Pan lap steel guitar was manufactured by the Rickenbacher Electro Company [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1945 Electromuse
March 6, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Electromuse was a Chicago based builder of student grade lap steel guitars. They also built [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1950's Guyatone D8
April 3, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Guyatone began production in 1933 and is one of the earliest guitar manufacturers in [...]

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1960's Commodore / Jedson
May 1, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Commodore lap steel guitar was made in the 1960's in Japan by the Sakai Mokko Company. [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1954 Bronson Melody King Model 52
June 5, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

George Bronson was a lap steel guitar teacher living in Detroit, Michigan. He had a line of [...]

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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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