Don Alder


Don Alder plays the acoustic guitar with a passion that quickly earned him the reputation as Vancouver's "best kept little secret". Don is a world class fingerstyle guitarist with a "wow factor" that has led to winning all the best modern guitar competitions in the world, several approval agreements with major manufacturers.

In 2007 Don Alder became an international Fingerstyle champion. In 2010, he was the winner of the Guitar Superstar competition. In 2011, he won the World Wide Guitar Idol competition. In 2013, he won the Brand Laureate Award (Malaysia) for his contributions using his guitar and music to help and inspire others around the world. In 2015, he received the "Domenic Troiano Guitar Award" in the "multi-genre" category. Today, Alder continues to perform for Canadian, American, European and Asian audiences. In 2016, he was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award and a Western Canadian Music Award. In 2017, he won the "Artist of the Year" award at the Vancouver Island Music Awards. Alder has performed in locations around the world, including Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night (five times).




Endorsements & Press

Guitars :                                                                                                                                                        

- Yamaha Guitars

- Mayson Fan Fret Guitars

- Timberline Harp Guitar

Strings :

- Ernieball

Mic & Amps :
- Seymour Duncan Pickups

- Hughes & Kettner
- ToneWoodAmp

Press & Media :
- Acoustic Magazine
- Guitar Player
- Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine

- La Chaine Guitare (France)

- Candyrat Records

- FretMonkey Records