Avedis Zildjian forged his first cymbal in 1623, and the legacy he began continues to this day.
From father to son and mother to daughter, successive generations of the Zildjian family have continued our founder’s tradition of creating the finest cymbals money can buy.
Today, the Zildjian company is run by Craigie and Debbie Zildjian, the 14th generation to carry on the tradition. They have created the Gen16 brand in honor of their grandchildren, Zildjian’s 16th generation. And just as Craigie and Debbie’s grandchildren represent the future of the Zildjian family, Gen16 represents the future of the Zildjian brand. Gen16's Intelligent Percussion sets the standard for Zildjian in the 21st century and beyond.
With Gen16, we forge a new path to continued success for the Avedis Zildjian Company, its customers and its business partners worldwide.