Scot Wolfgang Ryder started into his musical career as a classically trained pianist. At a young age, he took an interest in guitar as an experimental stand in for violin with the school orchestra, and it quickly became second nature to him. 

Walking the path of an artistic journeyman, learning, experimenting, creating and performing, his guitar work evolved and grew, making him a much sought after performing and recording guitarist.  

With virtuosic skill on both piano and guitar, Scot began creating compositions of his own, combining the classical, medieval, symphonic rock and gypsy styles that had been an integral part of his musical influence.   Scot’s original compositions are lush with vivid imagery, awash in an array of delicate textures and myriad colors spilling across his artist’s canvas.  

As a Timberline Guitars endorsed artist, Scot has recently wrapped his magic around the Harp-guitar, quickly mastering the skill of using this rich and resonant sounding instrument in his performances.

In concert, Scot doesn’t simply execute a stylish performance, instead he effortlessly releases the music, like a stream of light that flows from the deepest part of his soul, and glides through his fingertips to pour out upon the strings.  

An evening with the music of Scot Ryder is an evening that will resonate with the listener long after the last note has faded into memory.

Song: Nature

Written by: Scot Ryder

© 2012-2019 Scot Ryder Music


Guitars / Harpguitars


Timberline Harpguitars

T60 HGc

T30 HGc

T20 HGc

Timberline Guitars

T60cc Custom

T90cc Custom


T70Dc 12-String



G7th Capos

Performance 3 ART (Gold)

Performance 2 (Celtic Gold)

Newport 3 string partial

Electronics / Strings / Etc.


K&K Pure mini (Guitars)

K&K Pure Dual source (Harp Guitars)

K&K Pure XLR Preamps

Mogami Gold (Instrument & XLR)

Boss Waza Craft Tuner

Martin Titanium Core Strings (Guitars)

DR custom gauge Strings (Harp Subs)


"On stage or in the studio, Timberline guitars and harpguitars are at the core of my sound." 

Timberline Guitars

"I use many alternate tunings and multiple capos in my compositions, G7th Capos insure my instruments stay in tune." 

G7th Capos

"The K&K Pure mini is the most natural sounding system on the market. I have K&K installed in all my guitars and harpguitars."

K&K Sound


Song: Inspiration

Album: Inspiration

Written by: Scot Wolfgang Ryder

© 2010-2019 Scot Ryder Music