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Sabian Artisan

Get a great deal on Sabian Artisan cymbals from Drum Central including crash cymbals, ride cymbals, hi hats, FX and cymbal packs. We offer great value and fast delivery.

Robert Zildjian formed Sabian in 1981 after a falling out with his brother Armand Zildjian. Using years of experience he had developed from his past career Sabian were always going to go on to become one the leading cymbal manufacturers in the world. These days they can list a whole host of big name artists who play their cymbals. Perhaps most notably the likes of Jojo Mayer and Chad Smith.

In 2004 Sabian introduced the Vault series, an exclusive collection of individual cymbals from the Canadian company's experimental lab where its master cymbalsmiths would try out new ideas. The following year saw the release of the Vault Artisan Ride, as Sabian's 'ultimate traditional cymbal' it quickly gained a name for itself on the worldwide jazz circuit. Years later they dropped the 'Vault' tag but the Sabian Artisan range grew into some of their most sought after cymbals. These cymbals are now used by top drummers around the world, and famously played by modern Jazz drumming virtuoso Mark Guiliana.

Widely regarded as the pinnacle of Sabian's cymbal craft, Artisan are some of the best quality (and expensive) cymbals on the market. The price tag is highly justified however, the amount of time and hard work that goes into each cymbal is astounding; Sabian claim the new Artisan Elite Cymbals employ “elements of cymbal-making even the most traditional cymbal companies have abandoned”. Each Artisan cymbal starts out as an individually cast ingot of B20 bronze which includes traces of silver. The ingot is fed through a rolling oven a dozen times, while repeatedly rotated and is hand-hammered between 2,000 and 4,000 times by Sabian’s ablest craftsmen.

Most Sabian Artisan cymbals boast supple, dark tones, however a lot of Artisan cymbals also come in a brilliant finish, which highlights some of the brighter tones in each cymbal.

One of the most popular cymbals in this range is the 22" Artisan Light Ride.

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  • 18″ Artisan Traditional Symphonic Elite Medium

    £731.00

    Extensive multi-peen and high-density hammering adds rich, complex overtones that appear from the initial attack and continue until the cymbal stops sounding.These are pairs only the most skillful and...

    Estimated delivery by 20/04/2021
  • 20″ Artisan Traditional Symphonic Elite Medium

    £852.00

    Extensive multi-peen and high-density hammering adds rich, complex overtones that appear from the initial attack and continue until the cymbal stops sounding.These are pairs only the most skillful and...

    Estimated delivery by 20/04/2021
  • Sabian 13″ Artisan Hi-Hats

    £462.00

    Deeply dark and rich, SABIAN 13" Vault Artisan Hi-Hats deliver complex tone with crisp yet soft "tah" stick sounds, for dynamic responses at all levels. With their high-density hand hammering and comp...

    Estimated delivery by 20/04/2021
  • Sabian 13″ Artisan Hi-Hats Brilliant Finish

    £462.00

    Deeply dark and rich, SABIAN 13" Vault Artisan Hi-Hats deliver complex tone with crisp yet soft "tah" stick sounds, for dynamic responses at all levels. With their high-density hand hammering and comp...

    Estimated delivery by 20/04/2021
  • Sabian 14″ Artisan Elite Hats

    £515.00

    Skillfully handcrafted at every step using elements of cymbal-making even the most traditional cymbal companies have abandoned, 14" Artisan Elite Hats take Artisan deeper, darker, dirtier. Tonally, dr...

    Estimated delivery by 20/04/2021
  • Sabian 14″ Artisan Hi-Hats

    £515.00

    Deeply dark and rich, SABIAN 14" Vault Artisan Hi-Hats deliver complex tone with crisp yet soft "tah" stick sounds, for dynamic responses at all levels. With their high-density hand hammering and comp...

    Estimated delivery by 20/04/2021
  • Sabian 14″ Artisan Hi-Hats Brilliant Finish

    £515.00

    Deeply dark and rich, SABIAN 14" Vault Artisan Hi-Hats deliver complex tone with crisp yet soft "tah" stick sounds, for dynamic responses at all levels. With their high-density hand hammering and comp...

    Estimated delivery by 20/04/2021
  • Sabian 14″ Artisan Light Hats

    £515.00

    Deep, dark and rich, 14" Artisan Light Hats deliver complex tone with crisp yet soft stick sounds, for dynamic responses at all levels. With their high-density hand hammering design for musically-rich...

    Estimated delivery by 20/04/2021
  • Sabian 14″ Artisan Light Hats Brilliant

    £515.00

    Deep, dark and rich, 14" Artisan Light Hats deliver complex tone with crisp yet soft stick sounds, for dynamic responses at all levels. With their high-density hand hammering design for musically-rich...

    Estimated delivery by 20/04/2021
  • Sabian 15″ Artisan Hi-Hats

    £563.00

    Deeply dark and rich, SABIAN 15" Vault Artisan Hi-Hats deliver complex tone with crisp yet soft "tah" stick sounds, for dynamic responses at all levels. With their high-density hand hammering and comp...

    Estimated delivery by 20/04/2021
  • Sabian 15″ Artisan Hi-Hats Brilliant Finish

    £563.00

    Deeply dark and rich, SABIAN 15" Vault Artisan Hi-Hats deliver complex tone with crisp yet soft "tah" stick sounds, for dynamic responses at all levels. With their high-density hand hammering and comp...

    Estimated delivery by 20/04/2021
  • Sabian 15″ Artisan Light Hats

    £563.00

    Deep, dark and rich, 15" Artisan Light Hats deliver complex tone with crisp yet soft stick sounds, for dynamic responses at all levels. With their high-density hand hammering design for musically-rich...

    Estimated delivery by 20/04/2021
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