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Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz

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 [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
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 [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1945 Electromuse
March 6, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Electromuse was a Chicago based builder of student grade lap steel guitars. They also built [...]

Story of Hawaii Museum
Steel Guitar Exhibit Opens on Maui
March 10, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • News

The Story of Hawaii Museum has added a new Exhibit to its collection called "Kika Kila, the [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1950's Guyatone D8
April 3, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Guyatone began production in 1933 and is one of the earliest guitar manufacturers in [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1960's Commodore / Jedson
May 1, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Commodore lap steel guitar was made in the 1960's in Japan by the Sakai Mokko Company. [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1954 Bronson Melody King Model 52
June 5, 2018 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

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

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HIMELE Events

Kona Steel Guitar Festival
April 4-6, 2024
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
May 5, 2024 – 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM HST
Kukui Grove Center, Lihue, Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
June 8, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
Windward Mall, Kāne‘ohe (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week - July 8-13, 2024
July 8-11, 2024 – 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM HST (Nightly Concerts)
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 – 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 13, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST
Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī (O‘ahu), Hawai‘i

Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
August 17, 2024 – 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM HST
Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 19, 2024 – 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM HST
The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Hawai‘i

2024 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

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Kona Steel Guitar Festival
April 6, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
July 12, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST


Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
July 13, 2024 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM HST


Other Events
2024 AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival *
July 25-27, 2024 – Towne Square Community Center, Winchester, IN
* Registration Fee Required

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