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The Clinesmith Frypan: A Second Look
The Clinesmith Frypan: A Second Look
September 10, 2019 • Addison Ching • Instruments and Luthiers

Since the original article about Clinesmith Instruments' Frypan steel guitars, several steel [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1956 Bronson Singing Electric
October 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

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

Geri's Vintage Steels
1950's Silvertone Model 1316
November 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Silvertone was a store brand used by Sears, Roebuck &Company for its line of musical [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1935 Rickenbacher Model A-25 - Black Crinkle Finish
December 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

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

Geri's Vintage Steels
1955 Magnatone Troubadour G65
January 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The wood body Model G65 Troubadour was the top of the line lap steel guitar produced by [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1938 Dickerson Tulip
February 5, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Dickerson lap steels were made by Delbert Dickerson and are the precursors to Magnatone [...]

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1946 Fender Princeton
March 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1945 Leo Fender and Doc Kauffman founded the K&F Company producing lap steel guitars [...]

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1920's Oscar Schmidt Acoustic Parlor Guitar with Hawaiian Nut Raiser
April 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The First Hawaiian Conservatory of Music was a marketing tool of the Oscar Schmidt Company [...]

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

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February 19, 2022 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
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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
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July 16, 2022 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Saturday Performances 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST

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