Skip to content
CALL OR TEXT GERRY ANYTIME: (216) 577-7552 or
CALL OR TEXT GERRY ANYTIME: (216) 577-7552 or

Amazing Hand Hammered Vintage 1950s Zildjian Factory “MEDIUM” 20” Crash Ride 2256 g

Original price $439.99 - Original price $439.99
Original price
$439.99 - $439.99
Current price $439.99
  • This is an insanely beautiful cymbal!  Dark, warm and shimmering. And with the rare Factory Stamp “MEDIUM.” And from the 1950s! Thats super rare. 

  • Own a studio and like vintage tones - get this! It covers a lot! 

  • Sure you can spend $500 on a “vintage vibe” big box store Zildjian.

  • But why the hell would you when you can have the ACTUAL 65-year-old Hand Hammered ORIGINAL - the one that was forged right around John Coltrane’s BLUE Note debut.

  • Dark sounding 6 decade old Zildjian 1950s 20” Factory Stamped “MEDIUM.”  Rideable. Crashable.  Crash-Rideable.  

  • Beautiful Hand Hammering on this 20”, hallmark 1950s style lathing.  Wavy and serpentine surface. The plain and underside of this 20” is wavy and rippled all over the place - truly Hand Hammered, someone really showed this Zildjian love at the factory! 

  • At 2256 grams this Vintage Zildjian has enough weight to offer a smooth and light, chime-like stick attack but still remains dark sounding and very warm and lush. It plays like a Light to a Thinner Medium Light. 

  • Medium-low in pitch. Classic 1950s Zildjian A fullness to it when crashed young. This  particular 20” has a bit of shimmering brilliance to it but the spread does not go super high and bright - it remains in the darker realms and has a general smoothness.  

  • Very strong bell, especially considering Black Sabbath was still in the mind of God.

  • Amazing condition. No issues. Gorgeous half-century old patina mellows and dries the stick attack perfectly.  

  • Use it for any genre. Vintage Zildjian As are always in style. And you never see a true “MEDIUM”