The Hammer Jammer was invented in the 90's, with about 2000 samples produced at that time which were never pushed into the mainstream guitar market for a number of reasons. However, Ken McCaw, inventor of the Hammer Jammer, who is also a film composer, used the Hammer Jammer on a trailer for a feature film released in Europe about five years ago. From that, interest for this unique invention began to grow around the world. The demonstration video in this Kickstarter program was posted on YouTube in January 2014, which went viral. It became obvious quickly that this unique invention is now ready for the guitar market. All Hammer Jammer samples were sold within a couple weeks, to players in 60 countries, many of them young guitarists beginning their careers. This Kickerstarter program is for the purpose of building new tools for the device, which will include some requested modifications which will provide additional instrument applications. It has also been learned recently that the Hammer Jammer provides a legitimate and highly useful device for handicapped persons, and players with arthritis and other issues which make finger picking and standard picking technique prohibitive.
Risks and challenges
At this point, we believe that the only risk is under-funding. It has become obvious that there is significant international demand for this invention. It has also become apparent that guitar players are in need of something new and innovative. Design and tooling experts are in place, including assistance from the State of Ohio. Manufacturers are lined up. The leading guitar trade magazine has committed support for this Kickstarter campaign, along with marketing assistance going forward. We simply need those of you players who have yet to experience the Hammer Jammer to participate.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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