About Us

“Here at Agean cymbals, we believe that the most discerning drummers demand higher quality cymbals. In a time where it is considered commercially acceptable and economical to forgo the ancient tradition of hand crafted cymbal making and move to a machine made variety, we choose to manufacture our cymbals in the time honoured fashion – 100% hand crafted. So join us in our quest to provide exceptional musicians with exceptional cymbals.”


Halil Kirmizigul 

Halil first commenced his Cymbal and Darbukas crafting in 1978. During this time, he had studied under some of the world’s finest master percussion crafters. Only when he felt he was ready, he made the decision to set up Kirmizigul Darbukas in 1996.
Having proved himself with producing the world’s finest handmade Darbuka’s, Halil then founded Agean Cymbals with his friend Mustafa Er in 2002.
Togetherly, they create some of the worlds’ finest genuine Turkish handcrafted cymbals.


Samet Kırmızıgül

Samet is the son of the founder, Halil Kırmızıgül and he is the current sales manager of the company. He has always supported his father and the company since his childhood. He started learning the essential rules of the art of cymbal making and darbukas even while he was a student in primary school and high school. Just after his graduation from the university of English Language and Literature department; his only and all business was the cymbal making. Now, he, his father and Mustafa are the major characters at Agean to produce the finest cymbals in the world.


Mustafa Er

Mustafa had studied and mastered the art of cymbal making with Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals for many years – becoming a master cymbal crafter himself in the process!
He founded Agean Cymbals with his friend Halil Kirmizigul with the mission to create the world’s finest genuine handmade Turkish cymbals.