|SABIAN was founded in late 1981, on the banks of the St. John
River in the tiny village of Meductic, New Brunswick. Here in this
quiet peaceful hamlet in eastern Canada, we produce instruments
played by some of the world's most famous players.
Playing the very same instruments as the garage band down the
street, these artists have come to rely on the quality, durability
and sound selection available within our various series. Drummers
aren't the only ones choosing SABIAN. Percussionists in many major
orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, the Montreal Symphony
and the Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as major marching bands
around the world, are also playing SABIAN.
What is it about a SABIAN cymbal?
When leading artisans from the ancient city of Istanbul (formerly
Constantinople) moved to the New World, they came to SABIAN, bringing
their ancient skills with them. Today SABIAN is the only major
company producing cymbals hand hammered in the ancient Turkish
style. But we don't stop there. At SABIAN we take special care
to ensure every cymbal in our seven different series and collection
of Signature models is skillfully crafted to meet superior standards.
We craft our cymbals from the purest, most durable bronze alloys.
They are available in a wide range of models and sounds that speak
to tradition and innovation, with a variety of series and models
for every style of music.
The Sound Heard 'Round the World
The first cymbals bearing the ringed SABIAN logo (denoting tonal
grooves of a cymbal) emerged from our vaults in early 1982, when
that initial pouring of hot, molten bronze was cooled, rolled
and hammered out. And thanks to the support of drummers and percussionists
around the world, SABIAN continues to make history as the fastest
growing cymbal company. You can find SABIAN cymbals in approximately
Our artisans will continue to help more and more musicians express
themselves wherever they may be: in the streets, the pubs, the
concert halls, the parks—in the towns, villages, countryside,
and big cities, listen, and you'll hear the unmistakable, and
unparalleled sound of SABIAN.
(info taken from Sabian.com)