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The Clinesmith Frypan: A Second Look
The Clinesmith Frypan: A Second Look
September 10, 2019 • Addison Ching • Instruments and Luthiers

Since the original article about Clinesmith Instruments' Frypan steel guitars, several steel [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1956 Bronson Singing Electric
October 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

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

Geri's Vintage Steels
1950's Silvertone Model 1316
November 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Silvertone was a store brand used by Sears, Roebuck &Company for its line of musical [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1935 Rickenbacher Model A-25 - Black Crinkle Finish
December 1, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

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

Geri's Vintage Steels
1955 Magnatone Troubadour G65
January 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The wood body Model G65 Troubadour was the top of the line lap steel guitar produced by [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1938 Dickerson Tulip
February 5, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Dickerson lap steels were made by Delbert Dickerson and are the precursors to Magnatone [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1946 Fender Princeton
March 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1945 Leo Fender and Doc Kauffman founded the K&F Company producing lap steel guitars [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1920's Oscar Schmidt Acoustic Parlor Guitar with Hawaiian Nut Raiser
April 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The First Hawaiian Conservatory of Music was a marketing tool of the Oscar Schmidt Company [...]

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase

Livestream Steel Guitar Saturday
May 28, 2022 – LIVE STREAMED on Facebook and YouTube 3PM - 5PM HST

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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival at Windward Mall
incorporating the
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
June 11, 2022 – Windward Mall, Kane‘ohe, Hawai‘i
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM HST

Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week   
July 11-14, 2022 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Nightly Evening Performances 5:30PM - 6:30PM HST
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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
incorporating the
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
July 15, 2022 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Friday Performances 4PM - 6:30PM HST
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Royal Hawaiian Center Presents Waikīkī Steel Guitar Festival
incorporating the
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
July 16, 2022 – Royal Grove Stage, Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikīkī
Saturday Performances 11AM - 2PM and 4:30PM - 6:30PM HST

AISGC
AISGC Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival

July 21-23, 2022 – Winchester, IN
Tickets available online or at the door

2022 HSGA Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
August 11-13, 2022 – Foster City, CA
Tickets available online or at the door
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Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival Keiki Kine at Kahala Mall
incorporating the
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
August 13, 2022 – Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM HST

Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani   
December 8-11, 2022 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island.
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Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Experience at Mauna Lani
incorporating the
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase
December 10-11, 2022 – Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, Kamuela, Hawai‘i Island.
Friday Ho‘olaule‘a 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM HST
Saturday Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a concert 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM HST

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