Istanbul Agop 16" Signature OM Crash 2010s Traditional

Reverb Estimated Price Range

  • $160$210

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 in tandem with jazz drummer Cindy Blackman-Santana, the OM series incorporates alternating wide/tight lathing, an over-hammered bow and a traditional finish for the complexity of a '60s-era cymbal with added volume and vibrance for added versatility.

Years of production: 2009-present

Tonal profile: chipper, expansive, defined

Notable features: black logo stamping

Associated artists: Cindy Blackman-Santana, Jeremiah Green (Modest Mouse), Austin Davis