I love flea-markets. My mission: find weird/old/broken stuff in flea-markets then restore, clean, and sample. This instrument is based on a half-size nylon string guitar I found in a local flea-market in an old church. The guitar needed a bit of TLC and I even found a chocolate wrapper from the 80s in the body! After some cleaning, painting, and new strings and ‘restored’ instrument doesn’t look and sound too bad. It makes for a nice delicate pluck-based sample instrument.
Flea-market Guitar - part 2: sample instrument
Reviews for Halfsize Nylon Guitar
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Nice reversed classical guitar
There are different articulations in this instrument, the one I liked the most was the reversed guitar. The other articulations are well recorded too, but are simpler.
If you want a thin and light guitar sound, this is it. It isn't less and it isn't more.
A neat little guitar sound
Worked fine on Decent Sampler for me. A nice collection of 6 different presets based on the guitar. I really enjoy the tone of the Pick and Pluck, but noticed some noise frequencies that need to be cleaned up. The Pick sounds very small even with reverb, and the Pluck I wish there wasn't noise issues sounds like spacious amped harmonics, very cool! The reversed sound does stand out really well, It has a great sound that captures that rewind feeling or a could add to a swell transition.
A nice classical guitar
There's nothing in particular which stands out about this guitar library, but sometimes, that's a good thing. It's not overly resonant, and it seems well-recorded. There are some intonation issues, but they're not too bad. As far as I can tell, there's only one velocity layer, and no round robins. There's a nice variety of articulations included, including chorus, picked, plucks, pad, reverse, and tremolo. The sound is maybe a little bit on the dark side, but is still highly playable.
Small sounding nylon guitar
As expected really. Nicely sampled and plays ok. 6 sounds - Trem, Pick and Pad are my favourites. Overall tone is a little muddy but this is easily fixed with a little eq. Sounds like what it is.