2024 National Hammer Dulcimer 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 recieve a custum pair of Bob Bedard Hammers and a beautiful Wall Plaque, both commemorating their Top 5 placement in the competition.

This year’s prize dulcimer will be the 17/16/8 Finch Chromatic with case, Hot Rod Pickups, preamp. and Dampers.  This is the Walnut version of the Finch Chromatic and is our real workhorse.  It is well loved in the market.  The professional pickup system and good dampers should be tempting for the winners. 

803 Whicher Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

With 4-1/2 octaves range (weighing only 11 1/2 lbs.), this beautifully crafted instrument of mahogany top and back, low-sustain Rosewood bridges, exotic wood endrails plus custom WVA soundhole inlays is a musical trophy for any performer level musician to travel with and make magnificent music all over the world.

P.O. Box 167
36613 US Hwy 70
Bennington, OK 74723

3 ½  octave chromatic range.  Highly Figured Walnut sides. Ten-ply hard rock maple piano pin blocks.  Tuning pins on both sides for easy and accurate tuning.  Adirondack Spruce Top, Patented Maple Bridges with one of the instrument’s three Patented designs to control sustain and equal volume across the instrument.  One inch Space between string courses.  The experienced player will discover a fast attack, broad dynamic range and rich balanced voicing.  A beautiful instrument for all musical settings.  Hand Built by Rick Thum especially for this festival.

6710 Twin River Rd.
Eureka, MO  63025

One custom hammer dulcimer stand will be given to each of the First, Second and Third Place Winners.

Special Label Signature Ashbrook pairs of hammers will be given to each of the First, Second and Third Place Winners.

One pair of Custom Signature Ashbrook hammers will be given to the first 5 competitors not in the finals.

54 Gulf Hill Rd
Voorheesville, NY 12186

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

1112 New Henderson Rd
Knoxville, TN 37931

Sliver Pearl

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

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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