Guyatone began production in 1933 and is one of the earliest guitar manufacturers in Japan. It was founded by Mitsuo Matsuki, a cabinet maker's assistance.
Matsuki enrolled in electronics classes to learn how to build electric guitars, and in 1951 began to use the Guyatone name on electric steel guitars.
This guitar is a copy of the Fender Stringmaster double neck steel guitar. It has a good old vintage vibe, although players do not all agree as to the sound quality of the electromagnetic pickups.
Collectors affectionately call this guitar the "poor man's Stringmaster."VINTAGE
June 9, 2018 - Windward Mall, Kaneohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 9-14, 2018
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
September 7-9, 2018 - Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali'i
February 16, 2019 (tentative) - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach, Kapa'a, Kaua'i
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
May 8-9, 2019 (tentative) - Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina, Maui
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
May 10-11, 2019 (tentative) - Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Lahaina, Maui
May 12, 2019 (tentative) - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
HIMELE is a Hawai'i non-profit corporation that supports music enrichment and education for people of all ages. Our purpose is to educate, promote, and perpetuate Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian musical instruments.