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Old 12-11-2013, 09:46 AM
Kashian Kashian is offline
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Smile Kashian 20" medium ride cymbal value$$ ?

Hello Everyone-
I have a genuine handcrafted Kashian 20" medium ride cymbal, made in Italy.
It is in good condition ( obviously looks old). Does anyone know what I should ask for it $$, as I have someone interested in purchasing it.

Thank You.

Last edited by Kashian; 12-11-2013 at 09:51 AM. Reason: forgot to mention size.
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:53 PM
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Default Re: Kashian 20" medium ride cymbal value$$ ?

Roughly around $40-50.

The cool thing about these cymbals is that they are a cheap, no-name brand that often times sound like Zildjian A cymbals from the same era. I have a 20" ride that I love that I got for $25. That was an okay deal. I see these cymbals selling for around the same prices as ZBT/ZHT/B8 prices, or $30-40 around Portland, which I assume to be about $40-50 elsewhere. $50 is on the generous side, if it's in tip-top shape and sounds great.
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: Kashian 20" medium ride cymbal value$$ ?

Well, maybe a bit more than $50, but not much. If it sounds exceptional, then $70-75 is fair.

If I was buying without hearing, I'd go $60, tops.

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Old 12-11-2013, 08:17 PM
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Default Re: Kashian 20" medium ride cymbal value$$ ?

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Well, maybe a bit more than $50, but not much. If it sounds exceptional, then $70-75 is fair.

If I was buying without hearing, I'd go $60, tops.

Bermuda
There's also the question of what series. The 1960's ones were the best, being they were of B20 alloy, the same as all the top line cymbals. That is probably what people are pricing against. In the 70's and 80's they made them from B8 if they were inked Kashian by UFIP or Kashian Pro. If it is a kashian 2000, it's just big brass paperweight. Someone might give you $20 for such a cymbal.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:25 AM
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Default Re: Kashian 20" medium ride cymbal value$$ ?

Thank you for the replies. Mine is engraved and very difficult to read. It says "Kashian" and has a line going from the top of the K that goes straight across the top of the word Kashian and loops down around the n. Below this it says "CYMBALS" (all caps), below that it says "genuine cast" with what looks like the the number 57 after the word cast, then the word "HANDICRAFT."(all caps), Below everything, "Made in Italy" is written in an upward curve, like a smile.

The word "MEDIUM" is stamped in black bold lettering - all caps.
So does anyone know what year(s) it may have been made?

Thank you for your help. I'm just trying to ask a fair price for both myself and the buyer.

Last edited by Kashian; 12-13-2013 at 12:40 PM. Reason: Corrected word in description.
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:29 AM
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Default Re: Kashian 20" medium ride cymbal value$$ ?

Pictures are the best way to get help. Show the whole cymbal, as well as closeups of the engraved stamp and any ink markings.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: Kashian 20" medium ride cymbal value$$ ?

The engraving is too fine to capture even with a close up angle, but is visible.
I have attached a picture of the cymbal itself.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:24 AM
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Another photo; sorry just can't capture the engraving.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:34 AM
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Default Re: Kashian 20" medium ride cymbal value$$ ?

It does have an exceptional sound. I think it it sounds better than the Zildjian Custom A's that I have.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:35 PM
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Default Re: Kashian 20" medium ride cymbal value$$ ?

This is the best picture of the engraving that I could get. Obviously there are some symbols written after the the word "cast," but I don't think it is the number 57 and I'm not sure what it is. At any rate, I know this particular cymbal was purchased in the 70's. If it is a UFIP, does it decrease its value?
It also obviously says "HANDICRAFT," not handcrafted, but it is.
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