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Spizzichino 16" Crash Cymbal 1,470g Handmade by Roberto Spizzichino

$1850 $ 99
SKU : 55867073 Category : Drums and Percussion

16" Crash Cymbal (1,470g) handmade by Cymbal Master Roberto Spizzichino

We are a high end private recording studio with a large collection of Spizzichino cymbals.  We are selling a few from our collection to fund an ongoing (and expensive) renovation.

Roberto Spizzichino is considered the greatest cymbal artisan in history. Spizzichino cymbals are considered the Stradivarius of the percussion world.

Spizzichino handmade cymbals in his workshop in San Quirico, Italy and was sought out by legendary drummers from all over the world for the incredible sound of his handmade instruments.  Spizzichino ride cymbals usually sell between $3,000 to $5,000, and hi hats can command prices of $6,000 or more.  It is suggested that since all of his cymbals were handmade, Roberto Spizzichino only made approximately 3500 cymbals in his lifetime.

According to Spizzichino cymbal experts, Roberto made very few crash cymbals.  We own several of these ranging from 12" to 18".  Drummers at our studio have commented these Spizzichino cymbals are the best cymbals they have ever played in their lives.

The origin of this cymbal: Roberto Spizzichino reputedly only had three cymbal smiths who studied with him during his lifetime; Matt Nolan, Matt Bettis, and Murat Diril.  It was represented to us when we purchased this cymbal, that it was a cymbal that "came from a private collection of one of the last Spizzichino's pupils, who spent time with him and had the chance to see these cymbals made." We purchased several Spizzichino cymbals from this collection.  All have identical “R Spizzichino Cymbal Factory” marks to our extensive collection of Spizzichino cymbals including this cymbal.

How does it sound? Very rich and complex, with a dark mellow tone

Rarity:  Spizzichino cymbals are rare, and his crash cymbals are exceptionally rare.  This cymbal is a 16" crash cymbal, one of only three 16" Spizzichino cymbals we've ever seen.  It was hand hammered by Spizzichino, and provided to his student.  This is an opportunity to own a very rare cymbal by cymbal master Roberto Spizzichino.

Additional Information
Brand Spizzichino
Model 16" Crash Cymbal 1,470g Handmade by Roberto Spizzichino
Categories Ride
Made In Italy