Welcome to Constantine Cymbals USA! Find your perfect handcrafted Turkish cymbals for sale here! Please reach out if you have questions or want a custom order. Click "Contact Us"
NOTE: Purchases made between May 20, 2023 and June 9, 2023 will ship on June 10, 2023. Thank you for your understanding.
ABOUT CONSTANTINE CYMBALS
Master cymbalsmith Sertan Oztopuz crafts each of these instruments by hand in Istanbul, Turkey. Sertan spent 32 years at Istanbul (Both Agop and Mehmet after the split) where he was trained and eventually taught the use of the coveted Turkish B20 alloy. From there he started what would soon become the leading Turkish cymbal company.
Now available for the first time in the United States are Sertan’s authentic Turkish cymbals. Constantine offers rides, crashes, hi-hats, splashes, chinas, and symphonic cymbals and gongs. Contact me to discuss creating the perfect handcrafted cymbals for you.
All the Constantine cymbals in stock have video demos! You can also hear all video demos for current and sold stock on our YouTube page.
"It plays and sounds just like the initial video I watched and referenced in my first email reaching out to you. The stick attack is very clear and having nice definition. The wash of such a thin ride does not build up much... the stick definition remains and the wash is very nice (minimal) and does not overpower the stick patterns."
Percussive Arts Center of South Jersey
Re: 22" Marrakes Ride
"I purchased these hats last week and it was love at first strike! I have been wanting to own 16 inch hats for years and these were just exactly what I had been looking for. They are so musical!"
"I purchased the 24" Black Pearl Ride and this cymbal is a beast! I highly recommend Constantine Cymbals"
Ryan P. Tampa, FL
Constantine Cymbals are handmade using the authentic Turkish B20 bronze formula and techniques. The metal is carefully prepared, rolled, and lathed to make the perfect cymbal. Choose from one or more of traditional lathing, fine lathing, wide lathing, or unlathed (raw) techniques, with uniform hammered surfaces to heavily hammered and pocketed surfaces. We even have sand blasted surfaces. The combination of techniques create everything from traditional cymbal sounds to varying degrees of dark or bright, dry or washy, smooth or textured sounds. Additional techniques such as hole drilling further add to the palette of possibilities to all models. Most designs are extremely versatile as both rides and crashes. Varying sizes and weights to these techniques add yet another layer of sonic possibilities. We stock a nice selection of sounds to fit virtually any musical need. However, we can also order anything we don't have in stock, or even help you create virtually anything you can think up! Reach out to Todd for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org