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    Default 2019 National Mandolin Championships from Walnut Valley Festival

    1st Place Winner: R. Wesley Carr
    City/State: Rochelle, IL
    Prize Instrument Selected: Collings MF5 Custom Mandolin provided by Collings Guitars, Inc. of Austin, TX

    2nd Place Winner: Luke Lovejoy
    City/State: Cloverdale, IN
    Prize Instrument Selected: Pava F5 Satan Mandolin provided by Ellis Mandolins of Austin, TX

    3rd Place Winner: Holten Doucette
    City/State: Waller, TX
    Prize Instrument Selected: Eastman MD615 Mandolin provided by Eastman Guitars & Mandolins of Pomona, CA

    Finalists:
    Ethan Batan of Spencer, IN
    Marina Pendleton of Houston, TX

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    Default Re: 2019 National Mandolin Championships from Walnut Valley Festi

    Cool, are people from Indiana and Texas just inherently good mandolin pickers? And what's the Pava "Satan" model? Is it devilishly good?
    Mandolin: Kentucky KM150
    Other instruments: way too many, and yet, not nearly enough.

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    Default Re: 2019 National Mandolin Championships from Walnut Valley Festi

    Wow, Luke won the flatpicking competition last year at Winfield at age 16. Pretty impressive to take second in the mandolin competition a year later!

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    Default Re: 2019 National Mandolin Championships from Walnut Valley Festi

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar View Post
    Cool, are people from Indiana and Texas just inherently good mandolin pickers? And what's the Pava "Satan" model? Is it devilishly good?
    Yup, comes with a complete set of finger and hand exorcises.

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    Default Re: 2019 National Mandolin Championships from Walnut Valley Festi

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar View Post
    And what's the Pava "Satan" model? Is it devilishly good?
    This is a Pava satin F-5..........

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/144572#144572

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    Not sure what the "Satan" model would be.

    Congratulations to the winners!
    Charley

    A bunch of stuff with four strings

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    Default Re: 2019 National Mandolin Championships from Walnut Valley Festi

    Great that an Illinois picker won !
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    Not sure what the "Satan" model would be.
    It possibly could look like this famous example.
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    Satan is real but I doubt a Pava F5 Satan mandolin is.

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    Default Re: 2019 National Mandolin Championships from Walnut Valley Festi

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    This is a Pava satin F-5..........

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/144572#144572

    NFI

    Not sure what the "Satan" model would be.

    Congratulations to the winners!
    Lol, I know, I just thought it was a funny typo...
    Mandolin: Kentucky KM150
    Other instruments: way too many, and yet, not nearly enough.

    "Imagine life without mandolin. Now slap yourself! Never do it again!" -Gunnar Salyer

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    Congratulations to Wes, Luke, and Holton!

    Andy

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