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Roberto Spizzichino is widely considered to be the greatest cymbalsmith ever. His death left a gaping hole in the art of cymbalsmithing. He will be sorely missed by people all over the world.

Ride
sold   18.75 inch, 1785 gram, Spizz Asian Flat Ride
sold   20 inch, 1708 gram, Spizz Asian Thin Ride
sold   20 inch, 1724 gram, Spizz Turkish Alloy Thin Ride
sold   20 inch, 1807 gram, Spizz Turkish Alloy Thin New Process Ride
sold   20 inch, 1842 gram, Spizz Asian Thin Ride
sold   20 inch, 1847 gram, Spizz Elvin Clone Ride
sold   20 inch, 1908 gram, Spizz Asian Thin Ride
sold   20 inch, 1975 gram, Spizz Ride
sold   20 inch, 1989 gram, Spizz Turkish Alloy Thin Ride
sold   20 inch, 1990 gram, Spizz Asian Thin Ride
sold   20 inch, 2005 gram, Spizz Turkish Alloy Ride
sold   20 inch, 2040 gram, Spizz Asian Ride
sold   20 inch, 2147 gram, Spizz Asian Ride
sold   20 inch, 2150 gram, Spizz Turk Ride
sold   20 inch, 2252 gram, Spizz Italian Alloy Flat Ride
sold   21 inch, 2236 gram, Spizz Turk Ride
sold   22 inch, 2268 gram, Spizz Asian Thin Ride
sold   22 inch, 2348 gram, Spizz Grail Ride
sold   22 inch, 2415 gram, Spizz Kenny Washington Ride
sold   22 inch, 2422 gram, Spizz Kenny Washington Ride
sold   22 inch, 2475 gram, Spizz Asian Ride
sold   22 inch, 2499 gram, Spizz Asian Ride
sold   22 inch, 2559 gram, Spizz Asian Ride
sold   22 inch, 2563 gram, Spizz Turkish Alloy Ride
sold   22 inch, 2636 gram, Spizz Tony Williams Ride
sold   22.5 inch, 2510 gram, Spizz Experimental Asian Ride
sold   24 inch, 3022 gram, Spizz Med-thin Turkish Alloy Ride
sold   24 inch, 3063 gram, Spizz Turkish Alloy Ride
sold   24 inch, 3159 gram, Spizz Turkish Alloy Ride

Hi-hats
sold   14 inch, 945 gram, Spizz Turkish Alloy Turk Hi-hats
sold   14 inch, 1017 gram, Spizz Turkish Alloy Hi-hats
sold   14 inch, 1022 gram, Spizz Turkish Alloy Hi-hats
sold   14 inch, 1052 gram, Spizz Turkish Alloy Hi-hats

China
sold   22 inch, 2015 gram, Spizz Paperthin China

Drums
   14x6 Spizz Handcrafted Snare

This is the rarest of the rare. Over 20 years ago, Roberto made two of his own cast prototypes. This is one of those prototypes. Apparently, the casting process did not agree with Roberto, and the two prototypes are the only two that were ever made. I aquired her from Luciano and play her quite frequently. She is in wonderful shape and sounds killer with a tight, dark stick that cuts well even in amplified situations and always stays well above her trashy, complex wash.

As you can imagine, I am not very interested in selling her. You would have to offer me an obscene amount of money, and I would probably still turn you down. Mostly, I just included her because I thought you guys would like to take a peek. I'll post soundfiles when I get a chance.

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Get ready for this.... I scored another rare Spizzichino thanks to Luciano. She's a very, very early Spizz made from Asian alloy. These Asian chicks have a touch more trash to their personalities than the Turkish girls that Don Roberto is turning out now, but that's just what I was looking for. And, she's soooo thin... mmmmmm....yummy. She has just the right amount of stick definition, but also crashes like a Knievel....fast and hard. Like my baby above, not really for sale. But, don't be sad. Check out all the other cymbals I have on the site. They're for sale....go grab one!

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Damn..... Take a look at that. Don Roberto makes a limited amount of drums as well. This snare is a very early, very special drum. Don't even try to offer me money for her. She stays here.....with daddy.

to inquire about purchase, contact:
Matt@RareVintageCymbals.com