51st Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

L-R: Mike Cramer, Minneapolis, MN (2nd Place), Ian Ly, San Francisco, CA (1st Place), and Hayden Reidling, Dawsonville, GA (3rd Place)

Date: September 16, 2023                      Time: 11:46 a.m.

Contest Name: 2023 National Guitar Flat Pick Championship

Champion:  Ian Ly

City/State/Zip:  San Francisco, CA

Prize Instrument Selected: Collings Winfield Model Mahogany/Adirondack Spruce Guitar Collings Guitar, Inc., 11210 W. Highway 290, Austin, TX 78737 (512) 288-7776 collingsguitars.com

2nd Place:         Mike Cramer

City/State/Zip: Minneapolis, MN

Prize Instrument Selected: PK Thompson D-MA Guitar – PK Thompson Guitars 352 East Main Avenue, Sisters, OR 97759  (541)-588-6211 pktguitars.com

3rd Place:            Hayden Reidling

City/State/Zip: Dawsonville, GA

Prize Instrument Selected: Martin D-28 Guitar – C.F. Martin & Co., 510 Sycamore St., Nazareth, PA 18064 (610) 759-2837 martinguitar.com

Runners up: Danny Spires, Wilmington, OH, and Chapman Welch, Pearland, TX

19 contestants from 15 states.

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