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Geri's Vintage Steels
1950 Magnatone Aloha
March 3, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Magna Electronics Company was a small company located at Los Angeles, California, that [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1930's Recording King Roy Smeck
April 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Recording King brand was marketed by Montgomery Ward, a large mail order sales [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1952 Fender Deluxe 6
May 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Long before Leo Fender built the Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, he built Hawaiian lap [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1960's Electro Model 105
June 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

How cool is this…A solid maple, string thru body, red colored lap steel, with a Rickenbacker [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1955 Fender D8 Stringmaster
July 3, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Long before Leo Fender built the Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, he built Hawaiian lap [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
Excel Jerry Byrd Fry Pan 8 String
August 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

This steel guitar was designed by renowned steel guitar master Jerry Byrd together with Mitsuo [...]

New Steel In Town
The Clinesmith Frypan: New Steel In Town
August 22, 2019 • Addison Ching • Instruments and Luthiers

There's a new steel in town. Venerable citizens of Steeltown may think that this newbie might [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1960's Harmony Model H1
September 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Harmony was one of the most successful guitar makers in the USA, manufacturing most of [...]

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HIMELE Events
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 5, 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 8-13, 2024
July 8-11, 2024 – 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM HST (Nightly Concerts)
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 – 2:00 PM - 6:00 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
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 14-17, 2024 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Waimea, Hawai‘i Island

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.


Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 2:00 PM - 6:00 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
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
November 15, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM HST


Other Events
2024 AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival *
July 25-27, 2024 – Towne Square Community Center, Winchester, IN
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association 2024 Festival *
September 26-28, 2024 – Cupertino, CA
* Registration Fee Required

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