The S.E. Shires Vintage New York trombone is an ideal instrument for any professional musician or advanced student. Inspired by classic New York and Mt. Vernon bells, this one-piece bell is constructed with the broader TII taper and features an expansive, rich, warm sound. The yellow brass bell provides a clear, pure timbre with strong fundamental and keeps a very consistent tone color and overtone structure throughout the range of dynamics. The yellow-brass, .547-bore, tenor handslide with bass crook provides a broad sound and open feel. The S.E. Shires axial-flow valve offers smooth, accurate operation, combined with a broad sound and truly open low register. This instrument combines the best elements of classic New York and Mt. Vernon trombone design with the consistency, playability, and projection that has made S.E. Shires trombones the favorites of professionals the world over.