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Geri's Vintage Steels
1936 Audiovox Model 436
July 2, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Paul Tutmarc of Seattle, Washington was a pioneer steel guitarist and music teacher. In 1934 he [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1960's Kay Lap Steel
August 2, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Kay is a musical instrument maker established in Chicago in the 1930's. Kay [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1956 Oahu Symphony in White
September 3, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Along with the huge popularity of Hawaiian music came the demand for instruction on [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1955 Supro Studio Lap Steel
October 20, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Valco Company manufactured lap steel guitars for Supro. Valco designed the various [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1950s Magnatone Student Model
November 1, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Magna Electronics Company of Los Angeles, California, manufactured lap steel [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1937 Rickenbacher B6
December 2, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1909, Belgium chemist, L. Bakeland devised a resin that hardened into a tough, [...]

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1955 Vega Commander
January 2, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Vega was a highly regarded Boston manufacturer of professional quality banjos, guitars, and [...]

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1937 Rickenbacher Student Model 59
February 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

For the beginning student Rickenbacher introduced the Model 59, stamped from sheet metal [...]

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
February 16, 2019 — 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
February 28-29, 2020 — Courtyard Kaua‘i at Coconut Beach, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i
Maui Steel Guitar Camp
TBD — Maui site

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
April 12-13, 2019 — Outlets of Maui, Lahaina, Maui
April 14, 2019 — Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Mini-Expo at Windward Mall
June 1, 2019 — Windward Mall, Kaneohe

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2019 — Windward Mall, Kaneohe

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
July 15-20, 2019 — Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Monday-Thursday — Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday — Festival Ho‘olaule‘a Performances

AISGC Winchester Convention
July 18-20, 2019 — Winchester Towne Centre, Winchester, IN

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Kahala Mall — Keiki Kine
August 17, 2019 — Kahala Mall, Honolulu

HSGA Ft. Collins Festival
September 17-19, 2019 — Hilton Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
December 13-15, 2019 (tentative, rescheduled) — Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i Island.

Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
October 9-10, 2020 — Nightly Festival Ho‘olaule‘a — Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
 

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