51st Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Pictured L-R: Pictured L-R: Adam Cantor, Houston, TX (2nd Place), Momo Kimura, Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan (1st Place), and Mikey Bilello, Bend, OR (3rd Place)

Date: September 14, 2023                         Time: 8:08 p.m.

Contest Name: 2023 International Finger Style Guitar Championship

Champion:  Momo Kimura

City/State/Zip:  Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan

Prize Instrument Selected: Bourgeois Finger Style Custom Guitar – Bourgeois Guitars, Inc. 2 Cedar Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 786-0385  bourgeoisguitars.com

2nd Place: Adam Cantor           

City/State/Zip: Houston, TX

Prize Instrument Selected: Taylor 814-ce Grand Concert – Taylor Guitars, Inc. 1980 Gillespie Way, El Cajon, CA 92020 (619) 258-1207 taylorguitars.com

3rd Place:            Mikey Bilello

City/State/Zip: Bend, OR

Prize Instrument Selected: Huss & Dalton Winfield Competition Model FS Guitar Huss & Dalton Guitar Co., Inc. 420 Bridge St, Staunton, VA 24401-4508 (540) 887-2313 hussanddalton.com

Runners up: Jimmy Dehenau, East China, MI, Roger Hudson, Jacksonville, FL, and Patrick Woods, Warsaw, IN.

31 contestants from 18 states and 2 countries (Japan and USA).

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