Hohner Guitaret

Hohner Guitaret


I am so overwhelmed by the pianobook community, that I also want to contribute some instruments. It is a must do – you are all so generous and creative.

Because I gave my Piano to a good friend for his children to learn to play, I begin with an instrument which sounds quite a bit like an electric piano.

It is my oldest electro acoustical Instrument: called the “Hohner Guitaret” from 1963 (one year younger than me).

It is an lamellophone with build in pickup, played with the fingers – mostly the thump by holding it like an E-guitar.

Depending on the velocity it can sound like soft E-Kalimba, a Pianet-Celesta Hybrid or nearly an E-piano. Try to play it with the Sustain pedal, it gets very dreamy.

I sampled five velocity layers and five Round Robins.

This is my first attempt to build a Kontakt Instrument – so please excuse the poor GUI. (this scripting thing is a hard and strange journey)

All the best to you all and many, many thanks to Christian Henson for simply everything he do.

Regards and deep respect from Klaus Wagner, Berlin, Germany


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Gorgeous Sound

5.0 rating
October 27, 2020

This instrument sounds so beautiful and inspiring, but as Alex pointed out, it runs in demo mode. I hope you can fix that issue because this is a fantastic sound!

Brett Barton

Beautful sound

5.0 rating
July 20, 2020

Beautifully detailed sound, however for some reason its runs as a demo in my Kontact so the sound cuts out after about 10m. I don’t know if this is an issue my end or with the instrument, either way, it still sounds great!


Sweet kontakt instrument

5.0 rating
May 23, 2020

Really well sampled, very inspiring thanks

Eric Heber-Suffrin


An lamellophone with a built in pickup.

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