Dickerson lap steels were made by Delbert Dickerson and are the precursors to Magnatone lap steels.
The earliest models had the distinct "tulip" shaped headstock. "Dickerson" is stamped on the metal pickup cover.
The entire body, neck, headstock, and pickup is covered with a greenish colored mother-of-toilet-seat (MOTS). MOTS is pearloid, a celluloid plastic that resembles mother of pearl and is used to cover toilet seats.
Sol Ho‘opii and Dick McIntire endorsed these early tulip head models. Collectors today also seek out their matching amps!VINTAGE
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
March 21, 2020 – Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
May 15-16, 2020 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui
May 17, 2020 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 20, 2020 – Windward Mall, Kane‘ohe
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
July 13-18, 2020 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Monday-Thursday – Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday – Festival Open Stage and Ho‘olaule‘a Performances
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 17, 2020 – Festival Ho‘olaule‘a — Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival — Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 15, 2020 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu
Mauna Lani presents Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
TBA – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island.
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