Istanbul Mel Lewis Signature Series 19 Inch Crash/Ride Cymbal
Mel Lewis was the first Istanbul endorser. When he first heard the Istanbul cymbals he declared 'They're back' referring to his love of old Turkish cymbals. After his death in 1990 and with the blessing of his family, Mel's chosen cymbals were flown back to the factory and used as models for what would become the Signature Series.
Every detail of every cymbal has been taken in with exact detail and replicated by the hands of Cymbal Artisan. The best way of paying tribute to Mel's legacy.
Dry crash qualities Clear stick definition with subtle dark overtones.