Originally posted by Jake Johnson:
Remember that much of the sound of a guitar sample comes from the release samples, which give you the vibrations of that chord or note continuing to move inside the guitar and resonating the sound board. (The timbre of a guitar is after all largely caused not by the vibration of the string, but by the vibration of the wood that the vibrating string sets off.) A chord vibrating that wood--all those notes and overtones-sounds very different from the combined vibrations of individual strings. Let your ear guide you. Listen to all the demos you can.