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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
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 [...]

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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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2020
Mauna Lani presents Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival Special Edition
February 7-9, 2020 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
February 28-29, 2020 – Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Ka Makana Ali‘i
March 21, 2020 – Ka Makana Ali‘i Shopping Center, Kapolei

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
May 15-16, 2020 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui
May 17, 2020 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 20, 2020 – Windward Mall, Kane‘ohe

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
July 13-18, 2020 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Monday-Thursday – Nightly Evening Performances
Friday-Saturday – Festival Open Stage and Ho‘olaule‘a Performances

Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 17, 2020 – Festival Ho‘olaule‘a — Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival — Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 15, 2020 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu

Mauna Lani presents Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
TBA – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island.

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