Zildjian Armand 100th Birthday 20" Vintage A Ride Cymbal
The ultimate collectors piece for Zildjian aficionados.
February 18th 2021 marks what would have been Armand Zildjian's centenary birthday, and to commemorate the occasion the Zildjian company has prepared a very special treat for Zildjian fans. This extremely limited edition 20" Vintage A Ride Cymbal is one of only a 200-piece worldwide release, 100 for the US and 100 for Europe and has been carefully hand-selected from Armand Zildjian’s personal cymbal collection.
This cymbal is presented in exactly the same condition as it came out of Armand's vault and still bears the fingerprints and marks made by the man himself - and likely many other famous drummers too. Armand was immensely passionate and proud of his products, and his collection was full of cymbals that had previously been played by some of the most renowned drummers in the business.
This beautiful rarity is not only a fantastic cymbal - it's the epitome of the 400-odd years of the Zildjian family’s expertise and steeped in rich history. The family name literally means "cymbal smith" in Turkish and was bestowed upon Avedis Zildjian as a mark of honour by the Sultan himself. In 17th century Constantinople, as a reward for his impeccable service, Avedis was granted status as a master craftsman and set out to build a legacy that would dominate the industry up to the present day.
The 20" Zildjian A Avedis Ride Cymbal was first released when Armand's father - Avedis Zildjian III - was head of the Zildjian empire, and has remained a popular model ever since. It possesses a versatile range of sounds and offers a dynamic response. Although classed as medium weight, each of these rides was forged and crafted to the ear of their specific cymbal smith, resulting in a broad weight range across the line and making each cymbal completely unique. Complex and tonally balanced, each A Avedis Ride Cymbal offers a one of a kind playing experience
Something as precious as this Zildjian Armand 100th Birthday 20" Vintage A Ride Cymbal deserves to be well presented and carefully protected, and Zildjian has spared no expense to ensure it is. It comes secured in a bespoke, high-density foam-lined hard case which also contains a pair of limited edition Armand Zildjian drumsticks, a pair of white Zildjian inspection gloves, a limited edition book containing information on the great man himself, and of course, a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity that proves that this great collector's piece is the real deal.
THIS LIMITED EDITION SET INCLUDES:
- 20" Vintage A Cymbal
- Limited Edition Armand Zildjian Drumsticks
- Zildjian Inspection Gloves
- Signed and Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
- Limited Edition Armand Zildjian Book
- Limited Edition Road Case