If you are into cymbals (like I am...) then this is the blog post for you!
Originally founded in Turkey, the Zildjian cymbal company was established in the year 1623. Passed down through generations, Zildjian continues to make amazing cymbals that are played by the world's greatest drummers and percussionists.
The nice people over at the Avedis Zildjian cymbal company (in conjunction with the Memphis Drum Shop) recently released this series of YouTube videos featuring Paul Francis and John Riley. In these segments they talk about the legacy of cymbal making at Zildjian as well as the background behind their signature cymbal lines (such as their Avedis, A, Kerope and K Constantinople cymbals).
There is a wealth of knowledge and information to be found here. Please take the time to check these out and learn something about the great cymbals that Zildjian is producing these days and some history behind these amazing instruments.
And on a personal related/unrelated note....I recently acquired this somewhat hard to find 20" inch K Constantinople Flat Ride that I am particularly fond of. It took me some hunting around to find it but I'm sure glad that I did as it's a really nice cymbal!