A true expression of the most ancient form of Turkish cymbal making.
Each Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary cymbal begins with its own uniquely hand-shaped bell, followed by intense, deep and comprehensive hammering and is finished with our own unique pre-aging process. To some, that may seem like a minor detail.
For many, it is. For others, it all about those details. In creating this series, our goal was to create instruments that represent and celebrate our own history, as well as the history of the instrument.
By adopting this long since forgotten approach, we’re guaranteeing that each cymbal will be a uniquely musical instrument unto itself, with its own timbre, shape, complexity, dynamic and feel.
The rides offer a full, rich sound, with defined sticking and a complex dark roar underneath.