Istanbul Agop 18" 30th Anniversary Crash Traditional
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Details: Super clean Istanbul Agop 18" 30th Anniversary Crash Traditional.
No cracks, key hole or issues. Cymbal has sticker residue on underside of bell. This crash is located at Daytona Beach Drum Center
Operating in its current incarnation since 2004 after creating a headquarters in the United States, Istanbul Agop is one of the cymbal industry's leaders in crafting traditional Turksih cymbals. The company was founded by and named after Agop Tomurcuk, who spent decades in Turkey's sole cymbal foundry learning the craft before creating his own company.
Conceived to celebrate the anniversary of the original Istanbul company Zilclier (Turkish for "cymbal maker"), the 30th Anniversary series was introduced in 2010. These cymbals are produced in accordance with traditional Turkish cymbal smithing and feature a completely handmade bell, each hammered by one cymbal smith.
The 30th Anniversary Crash is thin in weight with an even bow profile with an immediate but complex wash and decay.
Years of production: 2010-present
Tonal profile: dark, dry, articulate, quiet
Notable features: no inked logo, three vertical stamps in accordance with antiquated aesthetic