The dulcimer hammer is percussive string instrument of trapezoidal shape, which is played with the light hammers held in the hands. It is a very popular instrument in the Middle & Eastern European region. It is utilized as a traditional Lithuanian folk instrument. They are also utilized for pop & blues music as well as folk music. Dulcimers are capable of producing various tones from a sort of music box sound to the powerful & percussive piano-like effects.
Dulcimer hammers are generally made-up of either wood (most likely hardwoods for instance cherry, padauk, maple, oak, walnut, or any other hardwood), or metal. In the Western hemisphere, dulcimer hammers are typically stiff, but in Asia-Pacific region, flexible hammers are frequently used. Dulcimer hammer’s head can be left bare for sharp attack sound, or can be covered with leather, adhesive tape, or fabric for a softer sound. Two-sided dulcimer hammers are also available. The heads of two-sided dulcimer hammers are generally oval or round. In general, one side is left as the bare wood while the other side may be covered in leather or softer material like piano felt. These types of dulcimer hammers are primarily used in banjo dulcimer, bowed dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, resonator dulcimer, hammered dulcimer and electric dulcimer. Some instruments used in these dulcimer hammers include string instrument and percussion instrument.
As per analysis, “Global Dulcimer Hammers Market Status (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2024) by Region, Product Type & End-Use” the key companies operating in the global dulcimer hammers market include Homespun, Martin, GHS, Dusty Strings, Mel Bay, Hal Leonard, Folk Roots, Martin, Sherwood, D'Addario, Apple Creek and among others. The competition is estimated to become gradually more intense in the coming years with the entrance of several new players in the market. To help customers for improving their revenue shares in the global market that provides in-depth analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and provides information on the products offered by numerous leading companies. In addition, the dulcimer hammers market analysis report suggests strategies players can follow & recommends key areas they should focus on, in order to take the maximum benefits of growth opportunities.
The dulcimer hammers market is driven by increase in popularity of live musical performances, followed by ease of availability through e-commerce websites and increase in people interest in music. However, need trained person to use dulcimer hammers is a hindering factor for market. Moreover, growth in entertainment industry and surge in acceptance of music education in school curriculum are key opportunities for market. Furthermore, growth of musical instruments resale segment is a major trend for market.
On the basis of geographical analysis, global dulcimer hammers market is segmented as North-America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and rest of the world. The North-America, followed by Europe region holds major share in global market owing to increase in interest on the pop music among musicians across the region. Additionally, the Asia-Pacific region is likely to dominate the global market due to growth in acceptance of music education in school curriculum over the forecast period.
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