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Original price $399.99
Original price $399.99 - Original price $399.99
Original price $399.99
Current price $349.99
$349.99 - $349.99
Current price $349.99
  • Here’s a fascinating Istanbul AGOP.  This one looks, feels and sounds like a Pre Split Agop Mehmet to me. It seems to be a very early AGOP TURK.  

  • UNLATHED AND RAW and Hand Hammered - from THE company that ushered in the old world craftsmanship - the kind of artistry that fomented a movement of boutique cymbalsmiths.

  • And….

  • Istanbul’s old-world Zildjian Istanbul K-styled handiwork attracted the ears and signatures of jazz greats Mel Lewis and Elvin Jones. Elvin even had a Pre Split Agop Mehmet TURK 20”. 

  • Ultra dry with an absolutely fantastic stick attack! All that beautiful Hand Hammering supplies a very subtle, light complexity but it remains extremely DRY and controlled.  

  • Unlathed and Raw TURK surface is striking! It makes this Earlier Agop TURK incredibly dry sounding - this beauty is all about attack!  Similar to a K Custom Left Side Ride or Dry Ride, but this TURK actually IS Hand Hammered.

  • This is exactly the kind of cymbal Elvin or Jack DeJohnette would play.  Very expressive and musical.  Something that keeps a foot in tradition but also is fresh, new and BOLD.

  • Amazing condition with no issues. Very strong logos.  Incredible, naturally aged patina and dark sienna chocolate coloring.

  • Harder to find earlier Agop.  

  • This is one  of those cymbals that calls you over to the kit.