Our Mission

Our mission is to promote and perpetuate the Hawaiian steel guitar and the traditional style of playing it. We issue three newsletters a year, which contain steel guitar news, resources, and club information. We also host an annual convention in Winchester, Indiana, with live performances, seminars, and a luau show.

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HISTORY  OF  THE  STEEL  GUITAR

The steel guitar was invented in 1885 by a young Hawaiian boy named Joseph Kekuku. There are variations of the story. However, most agree that Kekuku had a Spanish guitar resting on his lap, when he dropped a piece of metal on the surface of the strings. Immediately, he was captivated by the sound it produced and...

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