Steel Trappings

Instruments and Luthiers

Geri's Vintage Steels
1950 Magnatone Aloha
March 3, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Magna Electronics Company was a small company located at Los Angeles, California, that [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1930's Recording King Roy Smeck
April 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Recording King brand was marketed by Montgomery Ward, a large mail order sales [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1952 Fender Deluxe 6
May 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Long before Leo Fender built the Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, he built Hawaiian lap [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1960's Electro Model 105
June 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

How cool is this…A solid maple, string thru body, red colored lap steel, with a Rickenbacker [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1955 Fender D8 Stringmaster
July 3, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Long before Leo Fender built the Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, he built Hawaiian lap [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
Excel Jerry Byrd Fry Pan 8 String
August 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

This steel guitar was designed by renowned steel guitar master Jerry Byrd together with Mitsuo [...]

New Steel In Town
The Clinesmith Frypan: New Steel In Town
August 22, 2019 • Addison Ching • Instruments and Luthiers

There's a new steel in town. Venerable citizens of Steeltown may think that this newbie might [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1960's Harmony Model H1
September 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Harmony was one of the most successful guitar makers in the USA, manufacturing most of [...]

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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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