Shreddage 3 Telos

For decades, the Telecaster has been a staple of rock, blues, country, jazz, funk and more. Now, Shreddage 3 Telos brings that celebrated sound to your productions, with a realistic performance and effortless workflow thanks to our powerful Shreddage 3.5 engine. We meticulously recorded every detail of this rock-and-roll legend to capture its huge diversity of sound, from mellow to aggressive, suitable for nearly any style of music. If you choose just one virtual guitar, make it Telos.


230 in stock


Audio Demos

  1. Joyride Tremendouz
  2. Tele Cat Blues Andrew Aversa
  3. Contemplation Andrew Aversa
  4. Johnny Cache Andrew Aversa
  5. Take Five (arr. Andrew Aversa) Paul Desmond
  6. Aquatic Ambiance (arr. Andrew Aversa) David Wise
  7. High Octane Andrew Aversa
  8. Joyride (Telos Only) Tremendouz

Product Info


Over 24,000 pristine 24-bit samples

Includes both neck and bridge pickups, recorded simultaneously in pristine 24-bit quality.

6 string electric guitar

An iconic tone, carefully crafted and ideal for funk, jazz, fusion, ambient and more.

All crucial articulations

Sequence virtually any part with sustains, mutes, staccatos, harmonics, hammer-on / pull-off, slides, and release noises.

Realistic performances through meticulous sampling

Every string sampled from open up to the highest fret with up to 4x down/4x up strokes per note, 3 dynamic layers, and 5 palm mute layers.

41 production-ready tone snapshots

From clean, ambient, and low-gain tones to overdriven, distorted and hi-gain metal sounds.


Next-generation virtual guitar engine

Write and perform stunning solo lead parts, chords, chugging riffs, strums and more, with multiple performance styles and options to choose from.

Beautiful, wide UI

Easily adjust all important controls, or go deep to tweak and customize engine parameters.

Poly input feature for realistic chords

Optional lookahead analyzes notes to calculate the most realistic fingering and voicing.

Total articulation control technology

Map, sculpt, and trigger every articulation however you’d like: keyswitch, velocity, MIDI CC and more.

Console FX rack and mixer

Over 38 FX included: EQs, compressors, reverbs, pedals, custom cabinets, amps, and much more.


6GB disk space

7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.

6GB of RAM

Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments and use larger projects.

Apple M1, Intel i5 or equivalent CPU

A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.

Kontakt Player 6.7+

This instrument will run in the FREE Kontakt Player.

Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX

Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12+.
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12+.

Kontakt Requirements - Windows

Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.



Springsteen plays one. The Stones. Cash. Zeppelin. Prince. Radiohead. The towering presence of the Telecaster across rock, blues, punk, country, and jazz cannot be overstated. The Tele has been a long-requested addition to our Shreddage lineup, and now we’re thrilled to bring you Shreddage 3 Telos. With its huge diversity of sound, it’s no accident that the Telecaster has been a workhorse in so many genres. If you’re new to Shreddage or to virtual guitars, Telos is a great choice to start with.

To do justice to this legendary instrument, we drew on expertise developed over a decade of creating Shreddage guitars. We got Juan Medrano, whose virtuosity and expert performances on our Jupiter, Abyss, and Shreddage 1 guitars have made him a fan favorite, back in the booth. We recorded both the neck and the bridge pickups of this American Performance Telecaster simultaneously to give you maximum flexibility in tone.

The greats turned to this guitar again and again, and in creating Telos, we spared no effort to capture the sound and the performance of the original. Telos was sampled exhaustively, includes loads of articulations, and, via its Shreddage 3.5 engine, is engineered to bring you the most realistic possible guitar performance with ease and efficiency. Find the tone you’re seeking in one of our 39 presets, or build your own tone using the 35 effects in the Console page.

The Sound

Though it has some similarity to a Strat, the Tele has a more full-bodied tone. We wanted a guitar that would be practically indistinguishable from the original, so we sampled it exhaustively to give Shreddage 3 Telos the full breadth of the Telecaster’s legendary sound, along with plenty of round robins. And we do mean breadth: The beautifully smooth, warm tone of the neck pickup is perfect for jazz, blues, R&B, country and any style that calls for a mellow tone; the bridge pickup’s aggressive sound will be right at home in rock, hard rock, punk, and yes, even metal. Use the controls on the Console page to seamlessly blend between the two pickups to get exactly the sound you need. Or choose one of dozens of presets that cover everything from howling 80s leads to gritty rock to ambient new age. The multi-tracking feature allows you to double, triple, or quadruple-track the guitar.

If you’re looking to build a custom tone from the ground up, the Console section gives you everything you need. Create your own signal chain for each of the pickups and the master channel with over 35 effects, including dynamics, EQs, pedals, reverbs, phasing effects, and others. Alternately, use a separate amp sim such as our Shreddage Amp XTC.


Our array of articulations have you covered for a full, realistic performance and include sustains; mutes; staccatos; power chord sustains, mutes, and staccatos; natural, artificial, and pinch harmonics; chokes; tremolos; tapping; rakes; and FX. Articulations are easy to adjust and remap with the TACT 3.0 articulation system, and NKS is supported for more parameters.

The Engine

While we loaded up Telos with abundant samples and articulations, we also made sure that you’re not bogged down by complicated menus and controls. The algorithms and settings of our Shreddage 3.5 engine work behind the scenes to turn your keyboard performance into a realistic guitar performance. This allows you to quickly obtain natural performances without ever having to go “under the hood.”

Should you wish to customize the performance of Telos, the Shreddage 3.5 engine makes it easy to achieve what you need. Most of these controls are under the Main tab. The Performance Style drop-down menu provides presets that automatically tweak the instrument to best suit the chosen style. For example, use the standard performance mode to emulate a real guitarist’s hand movements up and down the fret. Or use the Workstation mode to allow much freer (and possibly less realistic) motions and movements across the frets. Other performance parameters include a variety of fretting and picking modes.

Our meticulous attention to detail, exhaustive sampling, thoughtfully designed UI and advanced Shreddage 3.5 capabilities all work together to bring you a guitar that is faithful to the legendary original and both powerful and easy to use in your own productions.

Console: Modular FX Rack and Mixer

Console is our mixer, modular effects rack, and pedal board, designed to give you full control over your virtual guitar tone. Unlike our previous FX racks, which were limited to a small amount of preset modules, Console gives you 30 effects modules to choose from!

These include multiple EQs (digital and analog-style), compressors, spatial FX, modulation FX, amps, distortion pedals, reverbs, and a selection of over 30 custom cabinet IRs recorded just for Shreddage 3! These cabs cover all the most important sounds you would want, with both dynamic & condenser mics in multiple positions plus a ribbon mic for certain models.

Using Console, you can easily save and load FX chains or presets between projects or even different Shreddage 3 products. It also allows you to mix and blend between guitar pickups, with custom inserts on each if you’d like.

Download the Console manual here to learn more!

Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) 3.0

Shreddage 3 Telos includes an updated version of TACT allowing you to customize how all articulations are mapped and triggered! Everyone has their own preferences for how to perform or write for virtual guitar, and with TACT you can create the perfect setup for your DAW.


Shreddage 3 Series – Sample Library Review

“Impact Soundworks have blown the lid off my DAW with Shreddage 3. This is the electric guitar library I have long been looking for. Whether you want a rocking rhythm guitarist, a wailing, screaming guitar soloist, or simply a tool for writing your own rhythm and solo guitar parts, Shreddage 3 fits the bill. You can easily write a full rock track with Shreddage 3 that sounds authentic and believable. It’s hard to ask for much more than that.”

Raborn Johnson (Sample Library Review)