Sell Your Own
cymbals kill. Almost every process is still performed by hand in the
centuries-old tradition of Turkish cymbalsmiths.
due to the untimely death of Agop, we now have to specify which "Istanbul"
company produced a particular cymbal. Is it a pre-split Istanbul, made
when Agop was still alive and making cymbals with Mehmet? Or, is it
an Istanbul Agop produced by Agop's sons? Or is it an Istanbul Mehmet
produced by the company that Mehmet split off from Agop's sons?
companies produce(d) cymbals of exceptional quality and voice. My personal
preference is for the pre-split Istanbuls, but I also like what Istanbul
Agop and Istanbul Mehmet have done and are doing.