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Mark Allison Marketing, LLC

2030 S Jay Way 2030

Lakewood, CO 80227-2517

Take Note - Music Stories 

Inspiration, information and fun stuff to share from our friends in the music business and from the World Wide Web - check it out here.

Every Company has a Story:                   Ours Starts in 1623.

Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company - in business since 1623

 

Avedis Zildjian I (the first) was an Armenian alchemist in the city of Constantinople in the early seventeenth century. While attempting to create gold by combining base metals, he discovered an alloy of copper, tin, and traces of silver with unique sound qualities. In 1618, Avedis used his secret alloy to create cymbals of spectacular clarity and power. The sound of the instruments was so extraordinary that the Sultan invited Avedis to live at court (Topkapi Palace) to make cymbals for the Sultan's elite Janissary Bands. As Avedis' reputation grew, the Sultan gave him the name "Zildjian" in Armenian (Zilciyan in Turkish), a word meaning "son of cymbal maker." 

In 1623, Avedis was granted permission to leave the palace in order to start his own business in a suburb of Constantinople named Psamatia. That same business is now nearly four centuries old and has been passed down to Zildjian heirs for fifteen generations. Relocating to America in 1929, Avedis III moved the Zildjian factory to Quincy, MA and then to its current location in Norwell, MA for Zildjian's 350th Anniversary. The business passed to Avedis' son, Armand in 1977 and then to Armand's daughter, Craigie, in 1999. Currently, Craigie and her sister Debbie continue the family tradition in what is recognized as the oldest family-owned business in America. 

Avedis Zildjian III moved his business to America in 1929

Zildjian offers many products, including:

 

  • Drumset Cymbals
  • Set-Up Builder
  • Gen16
  • Zildjian Drumsticks & Mallets
  • Zildjian Gear, apparel, etc...
  • Band & Orchestral
  • Accessories & Cases
  • Virtual Products