SOUNDFILE! ULTRA RARE SUPER EARLY VINTAGE ISTANBUL K 10 SPLASH STAMPED F 336 Gs
I have several magnificent snares and cymbals for sale so be sure to check out ALL of my listings right here. HERE'S ONE THAT'S AS RARE AS ENTER RANDOM CELESTIAL EVENT, LIKE HALEY'S COMET OR THE CLEVELAND BROWNS CREATING JOY!!A VINTAGE ZILDJIAN ISTANBUL K SPLASH CYMBAL, FACTORY STAMPED "F" FROM.... The stamp reads"ZILDJIAN CONSTANTINOPLE" which I believe is PRE 1928. One of the oldest I've ever seen! AND it's a SPLASH with a HUGE Hand Hammered, rounded BELL! I just had an old friend (thank you zenstat) direct me to his cymbal wiki page which is absolutely astonishing! Apparently this K Istanbul Zildjian was known in the catalog as a PAPER THIN DEEP CUT. I quote zenstat's entry right here (and definitely go look at his cymbal wiki site, it's amazing). In the 1941 Gretsch catalog there is an entry for a cymbal model called a Paper Thin Deep Cut. The bell shape is very different from the other two bells shapes from back then.
Here is the 10 example which weighs 335g. So the years don't currently line up exactly. And don't believe anybody who says that K Zildjian Istanbul didn't ever produce specific models. There may not be very many, but they are out there. This is one for the VAULT!
THIS is true TURKISH cymbal craftsmanship and history right here! I've owned plenty of Istanbul K 20s" and 22s", even a 24, and many hihats, but I have NEVER owned an Istanbul K Splash! It's amazing this thing lasted a century!Offered up for your enjoyment is this VERY Vintage Zildjian Istanbul K 10 Splash cymbal that is in FANTASTIC Condition. Nicks or cracks on this 90+ year old beauty! It's in EXCELLENT SHAPE with a deep, rich, dark brown century-old patina that has formed. I'm not sure what the "F" stands for, feel free to write if you know. I know "G" was for "Gretsch" etc. And I've seen a "GK" stamp that was actually made for and on a Gene Krupa cymbal. That's how it looks and plays. WAY early jazz, Dixieland, folk, parade, blues, early Americana, New Orleans , early Swing. Line, Ragtime, Preservation Hall vibe. Check out that glorious, hand-shaped bell. The hole measures just under. 5 like a 1940s Trans Stamp and the hand hammering and lathing is exquisite - very, very fine. This K almost looks like it was fashioned on a potter's wheel. I mean it really is HAND MADE! Below is a soundfile of the exact cymbal for sale. Listen to the soundfile here! Weighing in at a lovely and fairly THIN 336 grams, this Istanbul K Splash plays like a Splash/Bell/Contraption Set cymbal. PERFECT for accents, punches, and little crashes and effects - the kind you hear all over EARLY jazz and Dixieland recordings - BABY DODDS style! If you want that Vintage sound, like the BEGINNING of DRUMSET MUSIC, then go to the source. This cymbal is the source. This is a fantastic opportunity to grab a unique piece of musical history! I've owned over 30,000 cymbals and I've never seen another. So do your self a favor and grab this ULTRA RARE, SUPER EARLY, 336 gram, Hand Hammered, Handmade Vintage Istanbul K 10 Splash! It's in AMAZING SHAPE, especially for being a century old!
Check out my store and all of my other listings for more great cymbals and snare drums? ULTRA RARE SUPER EARLY VINTAGE ISTANBUL K 10 SPLASH STAMPED F 336 Gs" is in sale since Tuesday, January 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Percussion\Cymbals". The seller is "hazelshould" and is located in Studio City, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Size: 10 inch
- Model: K
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Turkey
- Type: Splash
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Brand: Zildjian