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S.E. Shires B Flat Trumpet Models

All S. E. Shires trumpets feature a one piece, hand hammered bell with a traditionally brazed seam, hand-lapped Monel pistons, and of course the careful assembly and handcrafted methods that the S. E. Shires Company proudly embodies with its slogan: Quality without compromise. 

In a similar manner to our world-renowned trombones, Shires trumpets are available with a large variety of options in bells, leadpipes, tuning slides, and weights. For the very best response and projection, Shires trumpets are built in a fixed construction rather than the modular style utilized for our trombones. The standard combinations described here are available in regular production— other combinations are available by special order or consultation. 

Standard models include the leadpipe and tuning slide options determined to be the best fit for the body and bell type, standard mother-of-pearl inlay finger buttons, and are available in silverplate, lacquer, or raw brass. 
Doc Severinsen Destino III (TRDOC) $4,195

• .459"-bore, two-piece, lightweight valve cluster with nickel-silver balusters
• Custom, standard-weight Doc Severinsen bell-flare taper, one-piece, yellow brass, French bead, 4.75" diameter
• Narrow Z-bracing between the bell and valve cluster, the valve cluster and the leadpipe
• DOC leadpipe—efficient and projecting, yet remarkably open and flexible, .345" venturi
• Semi-round tuning slide with heavy crook, no brace
• Harmonic balancer—special 1st valve slide weight
• 3rd-valve slide water key
• Destino III custom engraving

Doc Severinsen has poured a lifetime of experience, and countless hours of experimentation, research, and development at the S.E. Shires factory into achieving the incredible balance of components that make up the Destino III. The custom leadpipe and un-braced, semi-round tuning slide provide an open—but efficient—blow, "right down center." They balance the standard-weight Doc bell taper perfectly. Nickel-silver balusters add brilliance and character to the sound. Narrow bracing contributes to the instrument's superlative response, cleanness, and ease of attack. Powerful and full in the upper and middle registers, this instrument also boasts a suprisingly beefy low register. And despite its potential for power, the Destino III's lightweight front end and efficient venturi make it capable of incredible delicacy. The Doc Severinsen Destino III unlocks an unbelievably broad spectrum of nuance and color for any player.


Model A (TRA) $3,395
• .459 bore standard weight valve cluster
• “A” bell flare, yellow brass — beautiful, compact sound, extremely even response, projects effortlessly
• "WH" leadpipe — heavy weight, open & free blowing taper, .347 venturi

The Model A has become most popular S.E. Shires B-flat trumpet model. It produces a brilliant, singing tone with marvelous projection and easy, centered response in all registers. This trumpet makes a great choice as an all-around instrument for performance in a wide variety of musical settings.

Model AF (TRAF) $3,395
• .459 bore standard weight valve cluster with second tuning slide brace
• “A” bell flare, heavyweight yellow brass, French bead, square bend— beautiful, complex sound with enhansed projection and power.
• "LAW05" leadpipe — efficent & flexible taper, .347 venturi

The Model AF has a versatile sound that ranges from warm glow to clarion edge, while permitting a spectrum of subtleties in between.

Model AHW (TRAHW) $3,395
• .459 bore standard weight valve cluster with second tuning slide brace
• “A” bell flare, heavyweight yellow brass — very solid feel, remarkable control in loud dynamics without sacrificing vivid tone color
• "WH" leadpipe — heavy weight, open & free blowing taper, .347 venturi

The Model A with a slightly heavier-weight bell. Similar in character to the A, the AHW heats up just a little less readily, making it ideal for players who favor strong dynamics, perform mostly in large ensembles, or who simply prefer a slightly denser sound.

Model B (TRB) $3,395
• .459 bore standard weight valve cluster
• “B” bell flare, one-piece yellow brass — warm and open
• "WH" leadpipe — heavy weight, open & free blowing taper, .347 venturi

The Model B produces a broad, warm tone—coupled with the agile articulation that you would expect from an S.E. Shires trumpet. A slightly broader taper (as compared to "A" bell flare) gives the sound of this trumpet a unique blend of breadth, warmth, and brilliance.

Model BLW (TRBLW) $3,395
• .459 bore lightweight valve cluster 
• “B” bell flare, one-piece lightweight yellow brass — very bold and brilliant
• "W" leadpipe, open & free blowing taper, .347 venturi

A lightweight version of the "B" bell flare allows for even faster response and more openness in the high register. Brilliant and nimble, this trumpet navigates technical passages with easy flexibility. It sounds intimate and warm when played softly, but projects easily to the back of any performance space.

Model CMW (TRCMW) $3,395
• .459"-bore, two-piece, lightweight valve cluster
• “C” bell flare, one-piece yellow brass, French bead — broad and resonant with a wide range of color and dynamic
• "Y" leadpipe — balance between open feel and maximum stability, .347" venturi

The Model CMW presents the ultimate combination of warm, “Pre-War” sound with modern centering and intonation. Our broadest bell taper helps it to produce a wide variety of tone colors—from diffuse and smoky to clear and brilliant. The lightweight front end provides for remarkably easy response. Excels in all playing situations.

Model CLW (TRCLW) $3,395
• .459 bore lightweight valve cluster 
• “C” bell flare, one-piece lightweight yellow brass, French bead — extremely responsive, broad, and resonant with a wide range of color and dynamic
• "Z" leadpipe, more focus for optimal projection, .345 venturi

The Model CLW combines vintage "Pre-War” sound, modern centering and intonation, and the zip of a lightweight bell. Our broadest bell taper helps it to produce a wide variety of tone colors easily—from diffuse and smoky—especially at low dynamics—to clear and brilliant. It also opens up particularly well in the high register. The lightweight front end provides for remarkably easy response.

S.E. Shires Custom B-Flat Trumpets Prices available upon request
Because every player is unique, S.E. Shires offers a wide variety of options, allowing the player to create a custom instrument to suite their needs.
All S. E. Shires trumpets feature a one piece, hand hammered bell with a traditionally brazed seam, hand-lapped Monel pistons, and of course the careful assembly and handcrafted methods that the S. E. Shires Company proudly embodies with its slogan: Quality without compromise. 

For the very best response and projection, Shires trumpets are built in a fixed construction rather than the modular style utilized for our trombones. Custom Trumpets are available by special order only. For more information, please contact our sales professionals by phone at (508) 634-6805, or email at info@seshires.com.

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