Istanbul Agop 15" Signature Mantra Hi-Hat (Top) 2010s Traditional

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  • $150$200

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, were introduced as a counterpoint to her previous OM series. These cymbals feature a brighter timbre while retaining the crisp attack of the OMs.

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