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Original price $549.99 - Original price $549.99
Original price
$549.99 - $549.99
Current price $549.99
  • Here’s the future of collecting. A Super Rare PRE SPLIT Istanbul Agop Mehmet TURK RIDE 22” in fantastic shape!

  • I showed this Original wonder to the good people at AGOP and they were like “Whooaaa. That’s trippy. Look at the underside!”

  • As many a cymbal fan knows, there’s are very few Pre Split Istanbul cymbals out there OVER 20”.  

  • This is a 22”. And it’s a TURK!  Hell it’s one of THE FIRST TURKS produced. 
  • UNLATHED AND RAW and Hand Hammered - Before ANYONE had seen this kind of craftsmanship and beauty!  This is the early to mid 80s and this is THE company that ushered in the old world craftsmanship - the kind of artistry that fomented a movement of boutique cymbalsmiths.

  • 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. 

  • 3647 grams.  

  • Ultra dry with an absolutely fantastic stick attack! All that beautiful Hand Hammering supplies a very subtle, light complexity - the kind no one in the 80s had heard, unless you knew about Istanbul Ks. 

  • Unlathed and Raw TURK surface is striking! It makes this Pre Split TURK incredibly dry sounding - this beauty is all about attack!  Similar to a K Custom Left Side Ride or Dry Ride, but this Pre Split 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 for a 35 year old Pre Split.  Very strong logos.  Incredible, naturally aged patina and dark sienna coloring.

  • These are all pretty rare but the unlathed 22” TURK is especially hard to find! 

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