A cymbal company started in Turkey by Avedis Zildjian in 1623 that now offers some of the world's finest cymbals for any kind of music. Zildjian drumset cymbals gained much popularity in the 70's with such innovations as the A series new beat hi-hat cymbals, the first hi-hats with a heavier top than bottom. Zildjian today offers six series of cast bronze cymbals and two series of sheet bronze cymbals for beginners. ZIldjian cymbals are popular with jazz drummers, especially the K and K Custom series cymbals named after Kerope Zilcan, whose last name is sometimes spelt Zildjian
Zildjian cymbals started in Istanbul, Turkey.