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As of this update almost all of the results through 2017 are available.The following information is divided up into sections by diameters.I'm still working out the best way to make my results easy for non statisticians to use.I'll be coming back and updating this page from time to time as I record new sales, and come up with improved reporting.As a general rule of thumb here is where cymbals will be expected to sell for in the price ranges: Major flaws are: edge cracks, cracks along the tonal grooves, large chunks missing, clumsy repairs which may fail, etc.The links to the definitions for these categories (including pictures) will be added when I get to it.My focus is mostly on what are called "old As" which are those produced before the 1980s.
Being nearly 400 years old, Zildjian is one of the oldest companies in the world.My analysis is also based on completed sales, not on "asking" prices.A distribution for sales price is given, along with the "expected" price which is estimated from the median of the distribution.We know Avedis Zildjian started production in 1929 in the Quincy, Massachusetts USA. In the thirties Zildjian's most popular cymbal measured between 8 and 14 inch, weight paperthin, easily bendable. In the fourties Bebop drummers began to use larger rides and sizzle cymbals.Ride size ranged up to 30 inch and 16 inch Hihats are known from this era. In the fifties and later little inkstamps on odd shaped models say SWISH, PANG or FLANGED HI-HATS, MEDIUM RIDE etc. This is also known as the 'pre-ink' period, so before mid 1970s when Zildjian started the silkscreen ink stamps on the bottom with the open ink-stamp logo.
Zildjian also sells drum-related accessories, such as drum sticks and cymbal carriers.