Steel Trappings

Instruments and Luthiers

Steel Guitar Workshop
Workshop Luthiers Construct Steel Guitars
November 15, 2017 • Addison Ching • Festivals and Conventions, Instruments and Luthiers

A handful of enthisiastic students spent two days constructing their own steel guitars under the direction of luthier Bob [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1954 National New Yorker
December 10, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The National String Instrument Corp. was known for its eye-catching acoustic resonator [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1951 Gibson Ultratone
January 9, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Ultratones are among the most colorful lap steels made by the Gibson Company. Finishes [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1935 Rickenbacher Model A-25
February 8, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Frying Pan lap steel guitar was manufactured by the Rickenbacher Electro Company [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1945 Electromuse
March 6, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Electromuse was a Chicago based builder of student grade lap steel guitars. They also built [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1950's Guyatone D8
April 3, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Guyatone began production in 1933 and is one of the earliest guitar manufacturers in [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1960's Commodore / Jedson
May 1, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Commodore lap steel guitar was made in the 1960's in Japan by the Sakai Mokko Company. [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1954 Bronson Melody King Model 52
June 5, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

George Bronson was a lap steel guitar teacher living in Detroit, Michigan. He had a line of [...]

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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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