2023 International Finger Style Guitar Championship Prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place


Those who compete in the Final Round, but do not win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place, will receive one Paige Capo and a beautiful Wall Plaque commemorating their Top 5 placement in the competition.

OMSC (Orchestra Model wth Standard Cutaway) Guitar

The Bourgeois Orchestra Model Standard Cutaway (OMSC) model features Madagascar rosewood for the back and sides and European spruce for the top. It has an OM-style body, a long-scale neck joined to the body at the twelfth fret, and a soft cutaway for easy access to the upper frets. Other features include an abalone sound hole rosette, diamonds and squares abalone fret markers, celluloid binding with black-maple-black purfling and the Dana Bourgeois Signature center strip. The headstock includes a Winfield exclusive inlay available only on this and future Winfield prize guitars. Dana Bourgeois designed and voiced this guitar with inspiration from the golden era of vintage instruments to provide the balance, tone and projection coveted by fingerstyle players. 

41 Canal Street
Lewiston, ME  04240-7764


TOM-R Finger Style Guitar

This Huss & Dalton  TOM-R is aimed directly at the modern finger-style player. This guitar has Padauk back and sides, Lutz bear-claw spruce top, a mahogany  neck  with an Ebony fretboard and bridge and the Custom designed Winfield peghead inlay in Abalone. It has a 1-3/4″ width at the nut,
3-7/8″ soundhole, 14 frets and has a 25.4″ scale length.

420 Bridge Street
Staunton, VA  24401-4508


814ce Guitar

There’s a reason why the 814ce is Taylor’s most acclaimed guitar: With its blend of refined craftsmanship, richly textured sound and artful aesthetics, the 814ce represents everything that we stand for as guitar builders. East Indian rosewood back and sides, a Sitka spruce top and V-Class bracing produce a lush response with warm lows, pristine trebles and a slightly scooped midrange, leaving space in the mix for vocals or other instruments.

1980 Gillespie Way
El Cajon, CA  92020

Fishman Loudbox Artist Amplifier

One Loudbox Artist will be given to the First Place winner.  It features 120 watts of ultra-clean, bi-amplified acoustic power, two versatile input channels with Fishman’s legendary tone and feedback fighting controls, plus a new dual effects section making the new Loudbox Artist the ultimate portable acoustic instrument amplifier for the seriously active musician.

Fishman Matrix Pickup and Preamp System

One pickup and preamp system will be given to the First Place winner.

6 Riverside Drive
Andover, MA  01810

One custom handcrafted stand with carrying case will be given to the first place winner of the International Finger Style Guitar Championship.

Solid Ground Stands

9156 E 37th Court
Tulsa, OK 74145

One custom hat will be given to the First Place winner.

601 W. Douglas
Wichita, KS 67213

Revolutionizing the pick industry!  One pick of choice will be given to the First Place winner.

1112 New Henderson Rd
Knoxville, TN  37931

One Paige Capo will be given to  each of the three winners and to each of the two finalists.

11329 Moscow Rd
Jonesville, MI  49250

One Capo will be given to the First Place Winner.

P. O. Box 362
Brenham, TX  77384

Silver Pearl Designs

One silver encased 2022 Festival pick pendant will be given to the First Place winner.

Silver Pearl Designs by Debbie Winton

9125 W 82nd St N
Valley Center, KS  67147

Brendan White Jewelry Designs

One each music related, custom designed jewelry by Brendan White will be given to the first place winner. 

Brendan White Jewelry Designs

P.O. Box 1344
Gypsum, CO 81637

All contests will be held on Stage IV.  

Contestants must have a valid wristband for the day of the contest in order to gain admittance to the Festival grounds.

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