Handmade from the finest select woods and materials

Acoustic Archtop Guitars by Southern California Luthier Tad R. Brown

Don Alder Signature Model



Don Alder Signature Model


  • Fingerstyle Acoustic Archtop
  • All solid wood construction
  • Classically inspired appointments
  • Red spruce top
  • Bigleaf maple back and sides
  • All hardwood maple bindings
  • 360 degree rounded edges with arm & rib bevels
  • Ultra light 8 gram bridge & saddle
  • Signature f-holes
  • One piece carbon fiber reinforced maple neck
  • Harmonically tuned tailpiece & string after-length
  • Armstrong P90 pickup with K&K Pure Mini soundboard transducers
  • Low profile volume and tone controls with high/low coil tap
  • Stainless steel frets
  • Waverly tuners
  • Cobalt turquoise & ultramarine finish
  • 16″ body, 3″ to 3.5″ deep sides, Spanish Long Scale scale, 1 3/4″ bone nut
  • Hiscox artist series case
  • Powerful deep rich acoustic overtones
  • Lightweight and highly responsive, 4 lbs, 12.9 oz