Zildjian 17" K Constantinople Crash 2010s Traditional

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $250$300

Developed as the company's flagship series, K Constantinople cymbals are crafted to emulate the handmade cymbals Zildjian produced in the early 20th Century while still in Turkey. Designed to develop a more complex character as they age, each cymbal is hand-hammered, producing unique attributes even between cymbals of the same size and model.


Constantinople Crashes are crafted with a vintage-style bell, thin weight, and pin lathing for an umbrous character with nuanced atmosphere and decay.


 Years of production: 1998-present


Composition: Zildjian Secret Alloy (80% copper, 20% tin, traces of silver)


Notable players: Ringo Starr, Billy Cobham, Glenn Kotche