Our Founder, Agop Tomurcuk, was born in Istanbul-Turkey in 1941. Experiencing childhood in the Samatya neighborhood of Istanbul, he followed in the strides of his more established siblings Oksant and Garbis, by starting work as an understudy cymbal-smith at 9 years old at the main cymbal manufacturing plant in Turkey. Here, Agop learned, and later refined each part of the cymbal making process, turning into an ace at each procedure and in the long run turning into the central cymbal-smith, until the point when that organization stopped creation of their cymbals in Turkey in 1977.
Feeling "like a fish out of water," following barely a year spent working different odd employments, Agop moved toward becoming to resolved to proceed with the Turkish custom of handcrafted cymbals all alone. With a smidgen of making a few inquiries, he could find and purchase up a significant part of the hardware and apparatuses he utilized at his past organization. He leased a little workshop in the Bakırköy-Kartaltepe region of Istanbul, and started to examination and create a few cymbals with the assistance of his dear spouse, Uskui Tomurcuk. Be that as it may, the constrained assets and labor made things extremely troublesome.
"By the day's end, my dad's cousin once brought him home via conveying him on his back" clarifies Agop's child and now organization Co-President, Arman Tomurcuk. In the long run, he could set up a little, however practical production line and his more seasoned sibling, Oksant joined the organization as boss cymbalsmith. They started by offering cymbals locally to some music stores in Istanbul's Tünel zone, yet the possibilities of this were constrained.
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