The premier S.E. Shires B-flat trumpet, the Destino III was developed through a close collaboration with Doc Severinsen over several years. The Destino III includes several specific design elements not found on other S.E. Shires trumpets. As might be expected, it works outstandingly well for jazz and for commercial/popular music. It has also become popular among discriminating classical trumpet players, who find it useful for everything from solo literature to large orchestral works.
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 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 both the upper and middle registers, this instrument also boasts a surprisingly full 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.
This horn is a stunner. My granddaughter, a serious musician, is over the moon about owning such a quality instrument. And, I am grateful to be able to gift this trumpet to her. She gushes about the richness of sound and is anxious to perform with the wind ensemble she was recently invited to join. Confident this trumpet will carry her forward in her studies and career.