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S.E. Shires Colin Williams Model Tenor Trombone


The Colin Williams Artist Model tenor trombone has developed over the course of the artist's long relationship with S.E. Shires instruments. The two-piece, lightweight yellow-brass bell responds easily and produces a broad sound. The harmonic content of the sound warms up evenly at strong dynamic levels without becoming edgy. These characteristics are reinforced by the efficient and responsive yellow-brass handslide with wide crook. The 2SS leadpipe played by Mr. Williams further clarifies the sound's harmonic profile, while the gold-brass tuning slide brings added warmth. This model represents an ideal realization of the heroic New York low brass sound.

  • CW Bell: 8.5 two-piece, hand-hammered “TI” taper in lightweight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seams and unsoldered bead, thinned toward the edge of the flare

  • S.E. Shires rotary F valve

  • TG tuning slide: gold brass, drawn tubing

  • TW47 Handslide: .547-inch, standard-weight yellow brass; nickel-silver wide crook

  • 2SS sterling silver lead pipe

  • Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires Colin Williams Model custom engraving

  • Includes S.E. Shires tenor trombone case, mouthpiece, and care kit


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