Our own Jim Baggett presented the prizes to the top three 2010 National Flatpick Championship winners at last week’s Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield – the first place winner, Jason Shaw, had his pick of three very cool acoustics and took home the Collings CWMHA – a custom made beauty. Check out the wheat headstock inlay on this! This was the third time Jason won the title, an honor once held only by Steve Kaufman.
We also had the pleasure of presenting the 1st place prize for the National Mandolin Championship which went to Bryan McDowell! Collings really did a beautiful job on the prize MF mandolin!
Congratulations to all of the winners, participants and those in attendance, jamming with friends and just hanging out – Jim, John, Tim, and Josh had a great time and we can’t wait ’til next year’s festivities.