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Hammer Jammer Gets New Sounds from Any Six-String Guitar

Create dulcimer-like sounds and develop new, percussive playing techniques.
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It has a name right out of a late-night infomercial, and a tone out of an Eighties New Age album.

But the Hammer Jammer is a modern accessory, and it lives up to its name. It features six little hammers that you tap with your fingers or palm. The hammers, in turn, strike the strings and set them vibrating. The resulting sound is both percussive and not unlike that of a struck harmonic.

In addition to giving you unique sounds from any guitar, the Hammer Jammer lets you easily perform multiple string trills and unusual patterns. It also provides an alternative way of playing for people who have limited movement due to injury, illness or age.

The Hammer Jammer fits all six-string guitars with standard neck widths. For more information, visit the Hammer Jammer site.

Check out the video below to see and hear it in action.