10 March 2009, MEDUCTIC, Canada – The first orchestral cymbals from SABIAN to be included in its premium Vault Collection of cymbals and sounds see the innovative company flex its traditional craftsmanship roots and innovative design capability with the Artisan Traditional Symphonic pairing. Created in response to calls from top percussionists for cymbals that would equal or outperform those currently employed by some of the world’s leading orchestras, the Vault Artisan Traditional Symphonic pairings are crafted from pure SABIAN B20 bronze, feature high-density hand hammering and are available in sizes 16-inch through 20-inch.
“Percussionists from the famed Philadelphia Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic were among those requesting SABIAN replicate their current cymbals, the sounds of which have faded due to the wear and tear of years of use,” said SABIAN Director of Education Nick Petrella. “They recognized SABIAN’s world-leading ability to craft hand hammered cymbals in the traditional style and worked with us to ensure our designs and the sounds they produced met or exceeded their performance criteria.”
Vault Artisan Traditional Symphonic cymbals are individually hand crafted by master SABIAN artisans. They are quality protected by the SABIAN Two-Year Warranty.
Size: 16,” 17,” 18,” 19,” 20”
Finish: Natural (Brilliant is optional)
Metal: B20 Bronze
Hammering: ‘High-Density’ hand hammering
Lathing: Traditional wide blade
Warranty: Two Years
Special Feature: Combines traditional craftsmanship with a touch of innovation
Item # (Medium-Light): 16” – A1656, 17” – A1756, 18” – A1856, 19” – A1956, 20” – A2056
Item # (Medium-Heavy), 16” – A1655, 17” – A1755, 18” – A1855, 19” – A1955, 20” – A2055
SABIAN is globally renowned as the world’s leading designer and maker of musical cymbals. With endorsers including major drummers Phil Collins, Neil Peart (Rush), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Keith Harris (Black Eyed Peas) and Bob Bryar (My Chemical Romance), as well as renowned percussionists within the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Symphony, Royal Opera House – Covent Garden and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,
this award-winning company offers cymbals and sounds for every musical application, playing level and price point. Known for combining centuries-old traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation, SABIAN ensures quality and value in every cymbal. The company also prides itself on eco-friendly practices; a cymbal recycling program is one of its many longstanding “green” initiatives, as is a commitment to working with brands that share likeminded environmental values. Headquartered in Meductic, New Brunswick, Canada, and with offices in the US, the UK, Europe and the Far East, SABIAN is also the world’s largest cymbal maker.