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Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz

Geri's Vintage Steels
1989 Canopus Model YS-8D Console
June 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Luthier Yasu Kamiya of Tokyo, Japan spent 12 years working for Sho-Bud at Nashville, [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1939 Epiphone Electar Century
July 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Epiphone Electar Century is a stylish icon of futuristic lap steel guitar design. [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

1928 National Tricone Resonator Style 1
August 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1928 steel guitarist George Beauchamp wanted to increase the volume of his acoustic [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

1946 Rickenbacher B6 (with Modified Long Scale Neck)
September 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

This steel guitar came to me with its headstock broken off. [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

1976 Fender Deluxe 8
October 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Long before Leo Fender built the Telecaster, Stratocaster and Precision bass guitars, he built [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

Fender Dual Professional 6
November 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Fender's steel guitars featured single, double, triple and quad necks. Various scale lengths, 6 and 8 [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

Martin 018K (1927)
December 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In response to the rising popularity of Hawaiian music in the early 1900's, Martin introduced [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

1930's Lectro Lab "Troubadour" Style
February 1, 2021 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1932 Rickenbacker's "Frying Pan" lap steel was introduced as the first electric guitar. [...]

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2022 Festivals and Workshops

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
December 8-11, 2022 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island

2022 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

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Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday

November 19, 2022 – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

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Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani

December 10, 2022 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM HST

2023 Festivals and Workshops
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i   
February 18, 2023 – Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei

Kona Steel Guitar Festival   
March 24-25, 2023 – Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Hawaiian Steel Guitar Symposium   
May 3-4, 2023 – Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival   
May 4-6, 2023 – Sheraton Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i
May 7, 2023 – Kukui Grove Center, Lihue, Kaua‘i
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall   
June 10, 2023 (tentative) – Windward Mall, Kāne‘ohe

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week   
July 10-15, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival   
July 14, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival   
July 15, 2023 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kāhala Mall   
August 19, 2023 – Kāhala Mall, Honolulu

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 14, 2023 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
October 15, 2023 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

2023 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts
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Kona Steel Guitar Festival

March 25, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

July 14, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4PM - 6:30PM HST


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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival

July 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST
Facebook LiveYouTube
Maui Steel Guitar Festival

October 14, 2023 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui, Hawai‘i – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
October 15, 2023 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui, Hawai‘i – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

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