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The S. E. Shires 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 Shires trumpet a unique blend of breadth, warmth, and brilliance.
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.