Steel Trappings

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Geri's Vintage Steels
1953 Rickenbacher DC-12
May 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Rickenbacker initially produced Double-neck 6 and Double-neck 8 lap steels made of a cast [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1989 Canopus Model YS-8D Console
June 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Luthier Yasu Kamiya of Tokyo, Japan spent 12 years working for Sho-Bud at Nashville, [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels
1939 Epiphone Electar Century
July 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

The Epiphone Electar Century is a stylish icon of futuristic lap steel guitar design. [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

1928 National Tricone Resonator Style 1
August 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In 1928 steel guitarist George Beauchamp wanted to increase the volume of his acoustic [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

1946 Rickenbacher B6 (with Modified Long Scale Neck)
September 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

This steel guitar came to me with its headstock broken off. [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

1976 Fender Deluxe 8
October 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Long before Leo Fender built the Telecaster, Stratocaster and Precision bass guitars, he built [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

Fender Dual Professional 6
November 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

Fender's steel guitars featured single, double, triple and quad necks. Various scale lengths, 6 and 8 [...]

Geri's Vintage Steels

Martin 018K (1927)
December 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" Valdriz • Instruments and Luthiers

In response to the rising popularity of Hawaiian music in the early 1900's, Martin introduced [...]

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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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All broadcasts originate from the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Showcase Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.


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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