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Overview

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.

Designed specifically for jazz applications, the Special Edition Jazz series features a traditional lathing and finish, low fundamental pitch and organic stick articulation.

The ride is medium in weight with a gradual bow for a focused response with immediate decay.

Years of production: 2008-present

Tonal profile: woody, atmospheric, bass-oriented

Notable features: black logo stamping

Associated artists: Matt Schulz, John Harris, Paul Wells

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • 20" Special Edition Jazz Ride
Finish
  • Raw
Year
  • 2010s
Categories

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