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Craig Lauritsen Custom Thin Complex 20” Ride 1885 g Perfect!

Original price $549.99 - Original price $549.99
Original price
$549.99 - $549.99
Current price $549.99
  • Cymbal-smithing is an art form.  It’s not easy but when it’s done right, it’s a joy to behold.

  • And here is a fantastic example of that art form in all its glory - all custom handcrafted by Craig Lauritsen.

  • Rare but worth the search, Craig Lauritsen Cymbaltopia, fully lathed, handcrafted Thin Complex 20” Ride in absolutely amazing condition!

  • Take a look at the closeups - this 20”’ is rife with Hand Hammering!  Dare I say, it looks very Istanbul K ish!

  • At only 1885 grams, this golden wonder is THIN and has a wonderful Light Complexity to it.

  • The stick attack resides above a bed of broad spread that has an old-world hand-hammered timbre.

  • The custom-formed profile mirrors a 1950s Zildjian - it is flat on the plane and has a swooping downward flange ending in a razor-thin edge.

  • The bell measures 5” and is strong for a thin cymbal.

  • Terrific stick to wash ratio. Light attack with a subtle complex wash. Medium-dark with a light shimmering high that floats above.

  • Easily crashable. Very old-world sound - steeped in tradition.

  • Delicately engraved under the bell by the man himself “CRAIG LAURITSEN 1885” gram weight.

  • As you may know, Craig’s current wait time for a cymbal is at least a year. He does them in small batches and seems to be chillin’ at the moment.

  • It’s a joy to play a hand-crafted instrument - and this is some of the finest cymbal smithing you will find. Craig has built a name up among cymbalholics - and his renown is earned and deserved.

  • Why pay more for a big box store machine-made Zildjian?

  • Perfect condition. Gorgeous.  No issues. No wait.