S.E. Shires and Ralph Sauer

Presenting the Ralph Sauer Signature Travel Tenor Trombone (TBRS)

"I have finally found an instrument that plays better than my old Elkhart 8H!"

Principal Trombone (Retired), Los Angeles Philharmonic

The Ralph Sauer Travel Trombone was developed through a close collaboration between Ralph Sauer and the craftsmen of S. E. Shires. The resulting instrument is genuinely unique and includes several specific design elements not found on any other S.E. Shires trombone.

The screw-bell collar enhances projection and allows for use of a flat case that fits easily into overhead compartments on smaller aircraft. A new, smaller diameter, rotary valve is fast and lightweight without reducing the internal bore size. Its dual bore slide
(.525" - .547") produces a large bore sound with a medium bore effort, while the available .547" single bore slide lends a more open feel. Leadpipes are available for both large and small shank mouthpieces.

For more information, please contact our sales professionals by phone at (508) 634-6805, or email at

S.E. Shires Co. Inc.
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