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Geri's Vintage Steels
1950 Magnatone Aloha
March 3, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Magna Electronics Company was a small company located at Los Angeles, California, that [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1930's Recording King Roy Smeck
April 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Recording King brand was marketed by Montgomery Ward, a large mail order sales [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1952 Fender Deluxe 6
May 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Long before Leo Fender built the Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, he built Hawaiian lap [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1960's Electro Model 105
June 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

How cool is this…A solid maple, string thru body, red colored lap steel, with a Rickenbacker [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1955 Fender D8 Stringmaster
July 3, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Long before Leo Fender built the Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, he built Hawaiian lap [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
Excel Jerry Byrd Fry Pan 8 String
August 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

This steel guitar was designed by renowned steel guitar master Jerry Byrd together with Mitsuo [...]

New Steel In Town
The Clinesmith Frypan: New Steel In Town
August 22, 2019 • Addison Ching • Instruments and Luthiers

There's a new steel in town. Venerable citizens of Steeltown may think that this newbie might [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1960's Harmony Model H1
September 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Harmony was one of the most successful guitar makers in the USA, manufacturing most of [...]

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
December 18, 2021 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
January 22, 2022 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday - LIVE from Molokai (tentative)
February 19, 2022 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
incorporating the
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
March 31-April 2, 2022 – Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i
Saturday Performances 11:30 AM - 6PM HST
Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week   
July 11-15, 2022 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Nightly Evening Performances 5:30PM - 6:30PM HST
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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
incorporating the
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
July 16, 2022 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Saturday Performances 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST

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