Nailstrom is a one-of-a-kind cigar box guitar that we built and extensively sampled, capturing all of its strange quirks and nuances. Nailstrom utilizes nails for frets, which makes for a very temperamental tone, ranging from clear plucked notes to harsh, gritty bowing. Developed for Kontakt, this instrument is a unique addition to any composer/producer's toolkit. 

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Nailstrom includes 4 main articulations: Plucked, Picked, Bowed, and Tremolo, as well as a set of 9 synth articulations created by processing and mangling the original recordings. The custom interface allows you to dial in fret noise and resonance, and shape the instrument's tone. The morph and ambience effects provide textural sound design, perfect for creating beautiful ambient sounds.

Nailstrom requires the full version of Kontakt 5.5+
It will not run in the free Kontakt Player. 


  • 4 Main Articulations (Plucked, Picked, Bowed, Tremolo)
  • 10 Synth Articulations
  • Individual Patches for all Articulations
  • 12 Effects Patches

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Video Overview: