Steel Trappings

Instruments and Luthiers

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 [...]

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 [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
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 [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
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 [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
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 [...]

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2022 Festivals and Workshops

Maui Steel Guitar Festival
October 15, 2022 – The Shops at Wailea, Wailea, Maui, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST
October 16, 2022 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, Maui, Hawai‘i
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM HST

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
December 8-11, 2022 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island

2022 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts

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Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday

November, 2022 TBA – 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

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Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani

December 10, 2022 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM HST
December 11, 2022 Saturday Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a concert – 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM HST

2023 Festivals and Workshops
Kona Steel Guitar Festival   
March 24-25, 2023 – Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa, Keauhou, Hawai‘i

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week   
July 10-15, 2023 (tentative) – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival   
July 14, 2023 (tentative) – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival   
July 15, 2023 (tentative) – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī

2023 Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Livestream Broadcasts
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Kona Steel Guitar Festival

March 25, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert – 12:00 Noon - 3 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM HST

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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

July 14, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert (tentative) – 4PM - 6:30PM HST


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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival

July 15, 2023 Ho‘olaule‘a concert (tentative) – 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST

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