Dulcimers are string instruments, which are created as a simpler alternative to the violin & more complex instruments. Dulcimers are large & simple shape or design and are recognizable for its fretted strings (meaning that strings are elevated away from the main body & neck of the instrument).The dulcimers are essentially a three-stringed instrument, which are generally tuned to at most three different pitche. Dulcimer strings are typically bronze, nickel, or steel wound and available in the sets of four strings. Unlike the hammered dulcimer strings, which are played with the small mallet, Appalachian dulcimer strings are played through plucking or strumming. Besides this, both standard and electric dulcimers usually have three strings; however, they also have anywhere up to six strings. Above three strings, extra strings are doubled up. For instance, a four string dulcimer will have two single-strings and furthermore a double string, just as a five-string dulcimer will have two double-strings and a solitary, and a six-string dulcimer will have three double-strings and no single strings.
As per study, “Global Dulcimer Strings Market Status (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2024) by Region, Product Type & End-Use” the key companies operating in the global dulcimer strings market include Hal Leonard, Dulcimer Players News, Mel Bay, Dusty Strings, Homespun, Folk Roots, Hamilton, GHS, D'Addario, Martin, Mel Bay and among others. Leading key manufacturers of the global dulcimer strings market are analyzed taking into account their market share, new product launches, recent developments, partnerships, mergers or acquisitions (M&A), and markets served.
Based on type, dulcimer strings market is segmented as nylon line, metallic line and others. In addition, based on application, market is segmented as banjo dulcimer, Appalachian Dulcimer, Appalachian Dulcimer, Resonator Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, Bowed Dulcimer and others. The Appalachian dulcimer is very popular as it is relatively easy to play. Actually, it is regarded as one of the very easiest string instruments to learn, because there are only three to four strings.
The dulcimer strings market is driven by increase in number of concerts & live performances across the world, followed by rise in demand for dulcimer strings in emerging countries such as china & India. However, high cost of product is a restrain factor for market. Moreover, rise in demand for different acoustically distinguishable varieties of electric bass strings is a key trend for market. Furthermore, availability of substitutes in the markets is a major challenge for global market.
By region-wise analysis, Asia-Pacific region dominates the global dulcimer strings market owing to rise in adoption of musical instruments by citizens in developing countries, rapid urbanization and increase in disposable income across the region. The Europe and North-America regions are estimated to exhibit considerable growth rate due to increase in popularity of musical events among the youngsters over the forecast period. It is anticipated that global dulcimer strings market will be reached at rapid pace caused by increase in investments in Research & Development (R&D) by manufacturers during the forecast period.
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