Encore mallets have a strong presence in the percussion community, built on the worldwide adoption of their brand by musicians since their inception 1982. Made by skilled Malletsmiths, each product is a handmade creation that’s overseen from start to finish by experienced musicians with skilled eyes toward quality. Each mallet pair or set goes through a rigorous check process for uniform mallet head diameter. The rattan mallets inspection takes it a step further for uniform shaft diameter and flexibility.
Encore offers mallets for a variety of percussion instruments including the marimba, vibraphone, gong, bass drum, timpani, and cymbals. Many are in use as part of a series endorsed by renowned professionals such as Nancy Zeltsman and Nanae Mimura and include features the musicians themselves prefer. For example, the shaft of the Nancy Zeltsman series marimba mallets features a thin layer of Sure Grip spray that protects the mallet from moisture damage. The shafts of the Naoko Takada Concerto Series are raw which maintains the feel of naked birch. With this in mind, Encore strives to create mallets for every musician and their independent skill levels and personal style preferences.