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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
Q Series (TRQ10S)
S.E. Shires Q Series TrumpetUsing 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 which includes some of the finest professional musicians in the world.
  • Bore: .459 inch
  • Q10 Bell: 4 1316 inch, one piece, hand-hammered “Q” (centered) taper in yellow brass with round brass bead
  • Q05 Leadpipe: .345-inch venturi, heavyweight yellow brass; open and free blowing with well-defined slots and easy response
  • QW Tuning Slide
  • 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 and model designation
  • Finish: silver plate
  • Includes Q Series trumpet case, mouthpiece, and care kit
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