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Geri's Vintage Steels
1939 Epiphone Electar Zephyr
July 17, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1937, Herb Sunshine, principal designer of electric instruments at Epiphone, introduced [...]

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1957 Gibson Skylark EH 500
August 7, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Gibson Skylark lap steel shares the same futuristic look and vibe of the famous Flying V [...]

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1946 Kiesel Bakelite Lap Steel
September 20, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Lowell C. Kiesel is a steel guitarist and builder. In 1946 he founded the L.C. Kiesel Company [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1940's Oahu Tonemaster
October 16, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

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

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1937 Rickenbacher Silver Hawaiian
November 16, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

This hollow metal body guitar was chromed silver and is a favorite among players and [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1954 National New Yorker
December 10, 2017 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The National String Instrument Corp. was known for its eye-catching acoustic resonator [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1951 Gibson Ultratone
January 9, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Ultratones are among the most colorful lap steels made by the Gibson Company. Finishes [...]

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1935 Rickenbacher Model A-25
February 8, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

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

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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   
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July 16, 2022 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
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