Steel Trappings

Geri's Vintage Steels

1937 Rickenbacher Silver Hawaiian

November 15, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" ValdrizInstruments and Luthiers

This hollow metal body guitar was chromed silver and is a favorite among players and collectors because of its striking looks and powerful sound!

Silver Hawaiian

In 1930, George Beauchamp was a musician - inventor seeking to electrify the acoustic Hawaiian steel guitar.

After months of trial and error, he developed an electro-magnetic guitar pickup that consisted of two horseshoe magnets made of tungsten steel.

Silver Hawaiian

The guitar's strings passed through these magnets and vibrated over a coil of magnetic pole pieces... Instant volume!

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February 16, 2019 (tentative) - Ka Makana Ali'i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Kaua'i Steel Guitar Festival
March 1-2, 2019 - Sheraton Hotel, Kapa'a, Kaua'i (formerly Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach)
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
TBD - Maui site
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
TBD - Maui site
TBD - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 (tentative) - Windward Mall, Kaneohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikiki Steel Guitar Week
July 8-13, 2019 (tentative)
Monday-Thursday - Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday - Festival Ho'olaule'a Performances
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall - Keiki Style
August 17, 2019 - Kahala Mall, Honolulu
Hawai'i Island Steel Guitar Festival
December 6-8, 2019 - Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kohala Coast, Hawai'i (formerly Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows)

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