Dating vintage zildjian cymbals
Naturally, we try to find the cymbals of the best quality and condition, but often great-sounding cymbals can last a long time with small cracks, especially if they are used with care.
For this reason, we do sometimes sell cracked cymbals, and price them accordingly, hoping that you'll milk every last ounce of music possible out of them.
Based on the weight (1530.6 grams) and the sound, my best guess is it's a 16" ride from the 1970's, but I want to be sure. Hi there I may be able to help you just check out this site and see if you can find anything you need to know about identifying vintage cymbals.
ZILDJIAN CYMBAL STAMP CHRONOLOGY DATE TIMELINE All Avedis Zildjian cymbals have their name stamped in its bronze. So, it is difficult to exactly determine the period that certain stamps were used.
I have a 16" Vintage Zildjian cymbal, but I'm not sure of the date, or even what type of cymbal it is.
Based on the weight (1530.6 grams) and the sound, my best guess is it's a 16" ride from the 1970's, but I want to be sure. I have a 16" Vintage Zildjian cymbal, but I'm not sure of the date, or even what type of cymbal it is. Zildjian used different fonts in their stamp between production years and by identifying these differences will tell you what era the cymbal was made.
The Avedis Zildjian company started making K Zildjian cymbals in a factory in Medutic, Canada in 1977.
They brought a few cymbalsmiths from Istanbul to Canada following the shutdown of the Turkish foundry. Read more about the K Zildjian cymbals from Canada and later USA.
Old Stamp IIa (1945-1949) Old Stamp IIb (1949-1950) Old Stamp IIIa (1950-53) Old Stamp IIIb (1953-1956) Old Stamp IIIc (1956-57) Old Stamp IVa (1957-58) Old Stamp IVb (1959)K Zildjian Constantinople Timeline.Today, K Zildjian cymbals from the Istanbul period are perhaps the most sought after vintage cymbals in the world.