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We understand that not every musician may be ready for a Shires Custom instrument, or may find the cost of a custom instrument prohibitive. The development of the Q series allows for some of the best aspects of the Shires Custom instruments to be offered at a very affordable price. This is done by utilizing the S.E. Shires Massachusetts factory for the design, quality control inspection and the manufacturing of critical parts. The Eastman Music Company’s Beijing workshop's skilled craftsman are employed for the assembly, polishing, and other labor intensive aspects of building the instrument. I think this has let us achieve truly excellent trumpets and trombones at a price that represents an exceptional value worthy of the S.E. Shires name
—Steve Shires
For more information about customizing a trumpet, please contact a trumpet specialist by phone at 508.634.6805, or at info@seshires.com.
 
 
 
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Q Series (TBQ30YR)
S.E. Shires Q Series TromboneUsing the resources of S.E. Shires' parent company, the Eastman Music Company, we have been able to develop a more affordable class of professional brass instrument: the Q Series. These instruments represent the philosophy of Eastman Music Company, to produce the finest musical instruments at every price point. Q Series are entry level professional instruments that have many of the same features as their custom counterparts. When you purchase a Q Series instrument you join the S. E. Shires family, a family that includes some of the finest professional musicians in the world.

  • QTY Bell: 8.5 inch, two-piece, hand-hammered “QI” taper in lightweight yellow brass with soldered bead
  • Rotary F Valve
  • QW47 Handslide: .547-inch, standard-weight yellow brass; nickel-silver wide crook
  • QY Tuning Slide
  • Three interchangeable yellow-brass leadpipes (1, 2, 3)
  • Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark and model designation
  • Includes Q Series tenor trombone case, mouthpiece, and care kit

    Option

  • Gold Brass Bell (QTG) as model TBQ30GR
 
Q Series (TBQ30YA)
S.E. Shires Q Series TromboneUsing the resources of S.E. Shires' parent company, the Eastman Music Company, we have been able to develop a more affordable class of professional brass instrument: the Q Series. These instruments represent the philosophy of Eastman Music Company, to produce the finest musical instruments at every price point. Q Series are entry level professional instruments that have many of the same features as their custom counterparts. When you purchase a Q Series instrument you join the S. E. Shires family, a family that includes some of the finest professional musicians in the world.

  • QTY Bell: 8.5 inch, two-piece, hand-hammered “QI” taper in lightweight yellow brass with soldered bead
  • Axial-flow F Valve
  • QW47 Handslide: .547-inch, standard-weight yellow brass; nickel-silver wide crook
  • QY Tuning Slide
  • Three interchangeable yellow-brass leadpipes (1, 2, 3)
  • Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark and model designation
  • Includes Q Series tenor trombone case, mouthpiece, and care kit

    Option

  • Gold Brass Bell (QTG) as model TBQ30GA
 
Q Series (TBQ36YR)
S.E. Shires Q Series TromboneUsing the resources of S.E. Shires' parent company, the Eastman Music Company, we have been able to develop a more affordable class of professional brass instrument: the Q Series. These instruments represent the philosophy of Eastman Music Company, to produce the finest musical instruments at every price point. Q Series are entry level professional instruments that have many of the same features as their custom counterparts. When you purchase a Q Series instrument you join the S. E. Shires family, a family that includes some of the finest professional musicians in the world.

  • QBY Bell: 9.5 inch, two-piece, hand-hammered “QBII” taper in lightweight yellow brass with soldered bead
  • Independent F/G♭ rotary valves
  • Q62 Handslide: .562-inch, standard-weight yellow brass; nickel-silver wide crook
  • QYB Tuning Slide
  • Three interchangeable yellow-brass leadpipes (1, 2, 3)
  • Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark and model designation
  • Includes Q Series tenor trombone case, mouthpiece, and care kit

    Option

  • Gold Brass Bell (QBG) as model TBQ36GR
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