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S.E. Shires Model A Trumpet

Item #: SHIRES-A
Price: $3,595.00
 
The Shires Model A has become the most popular S.E. Shires B-flat trumpet. It produces a brilliant, singing tone with marvelous projection and easy, centered response in all registers. Its centered bell taper produces a focused sound and facilitates projection. The WH leadpipe provides an ideal combination of stability and flexibility; its free-blowing character compliments the centered bell taper. Nickel-silver balusters and valve caps add brilliance and character to the sound, increase its core, and contribute to cleanness ad immediacy of attack. This trumpet makes a great choice as an all-around instrument for performance in a wide variety of musical settings.
  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: .459"
  • Model A Bell: 4 13/16", one-piece, hand hammered, "A" (centered) taper in standard weight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and standard bead
  • WH leadpipe: .347" venturi, heavyweight yellow brass; open and free blowing with well-defined slots and easy response
  • W Tuning slide: dual-radius bend, standard water key; strong core, brilliance, and presence of sound
  • Piston material: hand-lapped Monel
  • Valve clusteR: two-piece casings, standard weight, with nickel-silver balusters
  • Lower valve caps: nickel silver
  • Bell engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark, model designation, and traditional floral pattern
  • Finish: Silver plate