Istanbul Agop 16" Turk Crash 2010s Raw

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  • $170$230

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.

Crafted in the traditional Turkish cymbal-making tradition, the Custom Turk series is characterized by heavily hammered bows, crisp stick presence, and a raw finish. This line is intended for applications in jazz and lower volume environments.

The Turk Crash is lighter in weight with a thin bow; combined with the raw hammering, the cymbal produces an ominous attack with a quick decay.

Years of production: ca. 2000-present

Tonal profile: woody, dry, lower frequency attenuation

Notable features: heavy hammering, raw finish, black logo stamping

Associated artists: Matt Schulz, John Harris, Paul Wells

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