Drum & Percussion

Zildjian A40020 400th Anniversary Vault Ride Cymbal, 20′

To commemorate their astounding 400-year history of fine cymbal making, Zildjian sifted through their private family library of new-old-stock (NOS) bronze and hand-selected a series of vintage cymbals crafted between the late-1930s and mid-1950s. Among the resulting cymbals, the Limited-edition 400th Anniversary Vault ride is actually a brand-new 20-inch A Series ride, just one of 200 20-inch rides and only 400 total vault cymbals that Zildjian is letting go of for 2023. This piece of Zildjian history — crafted at the original Quincy, Massachusetts, factory and hand tested by Armand Zildjian himself — bears a few stick marks and fingerprints preserved in time that just might include the prints of a curious artist from back in the day.


Model: A40020




With names like Dave Grohl, Steve Gadd, and Questlove on their artist roster, Zildjian is undoubtedly one of the top players in the drumming industry. Zildjian is not only one of the oldest cymbal manufacturers in the world with a nearly 400-year history, but also one of the oldest corporations overall. It moved from Turkey to America, where it now resides, partly in order to communicate with and learn from the many outstanding drummers who also inhabited that continent.


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