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Miles Lang


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Rincon Beach, California, USA
Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 2:00 pm    
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Not sure if this is the place to ask. Are there different Hawaiian words for the electric lap steel and an acoustic steel a la weissenborn? Just curious
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George Keoki Lake


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Edmonton, AB., Canada
Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 3:11 pm    
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KIKA KILA to my knowledge.
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Miles Lang


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Rincon Beach, California, USA
Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 3:19 pm    
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Is kika kila uila used for a solid body electric lap steel?
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David Matzenik


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Cairns, on the Coral Sea
Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 3:30 pm    
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Kika Kila, is of course, an interpretation of the sound of the words - Guitar Steel, without the availability of G R S or T. The characteristic absence of those letters in spoken language among Hawaiians was all but replaced by the time the electric steel guitar was developed. I don't know of any Hawaiian distinction between acoustic and electric that would not be revisionistic.
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George Keoki Lake


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Post  Posted 3 Feb 2019 3:32 pm    
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Best for a HAWAIIAN to chime in here....I'm just a frustrated haole boy (actually makuakani)....91
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Bill Creller


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Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 4 Feb 2019 11:40 am    
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Da kine steel !
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Loren Tilley


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Maui Nō Ka ʻOi
Post  Posted 4 Feb 2019 9:19 pm    
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I never hear anything in Hawaiian to differentiate between acoustic and electric. Most everyone plays electric that I know and they all call it kika kila. Next time I'm playing with someone who would know, I'll ask.
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 7 Feb 2019 9:21 am    
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Mo' bettah?
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 8 Feb 2019 9:48 am    
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George Keoki Lake wrote:
Best for a HAWAIIAN to chime in here....I'm just a frustrated haole boy (actually makuakani)....91


Shaka bruddah haole


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