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Geri's Vintage Steels
1954 Oahu Iolana (by Valco)
November 24, 2016 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Since the 1930's the Valco Company manufactured a variety of musical instruments including the electric lap steel [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1938 Stella (by Harmony)
December 16, 2016 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Harmony Company was at one time Americas largest manufacturer of musical [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1959 Gretsch Electromatic
January 19, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Gretsch guitars were made famous by players such as Jimmy Webster, Chet Atkins, and [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1940 Gibson Electric Hawaiian Model EH-185
February 25, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Gibson guitar company created this hybrid steel guitar by combining the advantages of metal [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1938 Epiphone Electar Model M
March 22, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Model M is a stylish icon of art deco steel design, with an anodized aluminum top [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1935 National Cast Steel
April 17, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The body of this early period steel guitar was made by a method called "slush casting." Molten [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1947 Gibson Model BR-9
May 13, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1947 Gibson unveiled a keenly priced student model set. The model BR-9 steel guitar with [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1936 Harmony Sears Golden Jubilee
June 21, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

This model was made for only one year and was sold only through the 1936 Sears [...]

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March 31-April 2, 2022 – Sheraton Kaua‘i Coconut Beach Resort, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i
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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week   
July 11-15, 2022 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
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July 16, 2022 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
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