1963 Student Nylon Strum Guitar

  • 1963 student guitar31 semi-tones sampled
  • 7 random round-robins per sampled note
  • Sustain length ranges from 2 to 13 seconds
  • 32 bit, 44.1 khz WAV samples
  • 217 samples total

Each note was sampled as if it had been played strummed. The guitar sampled is rather unknown as the only recognizable mark on it is a date stamp from 1963. It appears to be a 3/4 size guitar. Listen to the sound demos and determine if the sound suits you. It may be useful for a ballad, folk music or even contemporary pop music.

Try generating MIDI guitar strumming with “Key Chords” (not associated with SampleSoundBank.com)

The strings are struck in a way that emulates how the string is struck when the guitar is strummed. You can create upstroke and downstroke patterns in your midi track by staggering the notes through time. For example, the downstroke plays the lowest notes first, while the upstroke plays the notes in the chord from the highest to the lowest.

This sampled instrument is only composed of single note samples: no strummed chords were recorded but the effect of chord playing is simulated by playing more than one note together as in strumming patterns.


This instrument is an “SFZ instrument” which is a free, cross-platform sampler format for virtual instruments (musical instruments played by computer software). The instrument is composed of a .SFZ file which points to a collection of audio samples. The SFZ file tells the sampler how to perform the notes when they are triggered by MIDI in a digital audio workstation; in other words, when you play a note, the SFZ file tells the sampler which audio files to play. Cakewalk has a free SFZ player but the one SampleSoundBank prefers is Plogue’s Sforzando.

This instrument is also available in Kontakt format. It will work in Kontakt full version 5.1 and later. It is NOT recommended or suitable for Kontakt Player. If you do not have full Kontakt Player version 5.1 or later then you should purchase the SFZ format and load the instrument using Plogue’s Sforzando.

Kontakt and SFZ samples

Kontakt and SFZ samples