Australia’s premier cymbal-smith


Located in Adelaide, South Australia. Email: sales@cymbalutopia.com

Site Last Updated: 8 Sept 2022


My youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/CraigLauritsen

Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/craig.lauritsen

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cymbalutopia/

Matt Nolan, Michael Paiste, Myself ....................................... Me again and Roberto!


I’m doing my best to let osmosis tap into such a wealth of talent and inspiration :)

From the “Best Gear of 2017’ in February 2018 issue of DRUM! Magazine ........

A bunch of Rustico’s handcrafted from Turkish blanks, ready to be lathed.

Orchestral cymbals - 15” Pair, 17” Pair and 16” & 18” Suspended.

A comparison between an old k and one of my OSC’s.

Give it 25 years and a whole lot of patina :)  .............

Immediately available cymbals for sale - Coming Soon ......

I’m committed to an environmentally sustainable industry and future and since 2018 have carbon offset my business through the mass planting of trees through ‘Carbon Positive Australia’.


Prior to that, I paid for 500 square metres of forest in the Daintree to be preserved in perpetuity as natural habitat. 


I reuse and recycle as much as I can and all lathe chaff and damaged bronze ends up being recycled.

If like me, you’re attracted to things that are created with passion, dedication and experience, you’ll know that there’s some of each of those things in any great handcrafted object, piece of music or other creative pursuit.

I saw and heard those elements in every cymbal I played at Roberto Spizzichino’s workshop in Pescia and I hear those things in every note of Elvin or Jack or Tony’s playing.

Every cymbal that gets released from my workshop must speak to me with those same characteristics.

I make cymbals with a love and passion for the craft and an understanding of where and how a cymbal will be used.

I’ve made handcrafted pieces for hundreds of drummers from every corner of the globe. Drummers that understand what’s possible when creativity, experience and passion guide every decision a craftsman makes.

My soundproofed booth, where I hammer, practice and record sound and video-files.

A 22 CLTB Ride weighing 2298g.

This cymbal was make from a turkish blank and was completed on the 29th of June 2022