Impact Soundworks Archtop Electric Guitar

Versatile archtop electric guitar, suited for both clean and amped playing

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£120.00 inc. VAT
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Archtop: Hollowbody Electric Guitar is Impact Soundworks' next-generation virtual instrument sampling a customised Sadowsky Jim Hall model with dual pickups.

This library is ideal for many genres, from jazz, funk, and R&B, to ambient, rock, pop, and beyond. With stunning realism and detail, you can write or perform virtually any rhythm or lead part you can imagine!

The gorgeous warm tone of Archtop can be processed with internal or external amps, cabs, and FX, or left totally clean; with tons of subtle detail and two pickups, it excels at clean playing.


  • Beautiful and intuitive UI
  • Blend between bridge and neck pickups
  • Custom mapping for all articulations
  • Intelligent performance + playback
  • One-click dual-pickup stereo sound
  • Dozens of engine tweaking options
  • MIDI guitar compatibility


Archtop also includes an advanced, but highly intuitive scripted interface. Articulations can be switched on/off and completely remapped to taste. A virtual fretboard provides visual feedback, and extensive engine controls are available for deep customization.

If you're looking for a versatile, flexible, and affordable guitar instrument, Archtop is an excellent choice! Compared to other libraries, it's highly intuitive and easy to play, providing a great sound out-of-the-box with no tweaking needed. No keyswitches or MIDI CCs are required either!

This product works with the free Kontakt Player – a free sample player based on Kontakt 5 that runs all Native Instruments’ KONTAKT instruments, as well as third-party products made for the platform.

You can download the Kontakt Player via this link (will take you to Native Instruments website)

Instruments made for Kontakt Player will also run in the full (paid for) version of Kontakt.

Content includes:

  • Extensive 24-bit DI recordings
  • Sadowsky Jim Hall model archtop guitar
  • Bridge & neck pickups recorded
  • Sustain, palm mutes, vibrato, tremolo
  • Thumbed octaves, portamento (glissando)
  • Staccato notes, hammer-on / pull-off
  • Harmonics, neck slides, pick FX and noises
  • Wide range of release noises
  • Every fret sampled on every string


Download Size (RAR files):

  • Parts 1 - 7: 500 MB each
  • Part 8: 89 MB

Please click on the link below to view the download and install guide for this product.

Customer Reviews


Press Quotes

"The big sound of the hollowbody electric is at its best taking centre stage. Archtop captures this perfectly and is the sort of sampled guitar you could happily 'feature' in a track rather than hide in the mix. It's beautifully presented, and its pristine DI sound serves as a fantastic foundation for a huge range of tones. [...] A fabulous-sounding guitar captured to near-perfection with articulations and noises for supreme realism of performance." - Computer Music (Rating 9/10)

"It is clear that a huge amount of effort has gone into Archtop's scripting, resulting in a very customisable instrument. Soundwise, Archtop is impressive too. Not only does it sound very real (thanks in part to its use of eight round-robin variations per articulation), but it also has a lovely mellow tone which still retains enough presence to cut through in a mix." - Sound on Sound

Tech Specs

Product Type:

Virtual Instrument


  • Kontakt library

Product Specs:

System Requirements
  • Requires Kontakt 5.3 or the free Kontakt Player 5.3 or higher
  • 4GB of RAM required
  • 7200 RPM hard drive or SSD recommended