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Shires C Trumpets

Introducing S.E. Shires Trumpets!

 

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from the Shires website:

The S.E. Shires Company's trumpet designs are based on careful study of many current and historical models, as well as many years of experience customizing instruments for professional players. S. E. Shires trumpets combine the easy playability, faultless designs, with the complexity of sound of the most prized vintage instruments.

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.

Standard models include the leadpipe and tuning slide options determined to be the best fit for the body and bell type, and our standard mother-of-peal inlay finger buttons. Various other leadpipe options are available, sing-radius (round) tuning slides, and finger buttons in flat or concave metal or hardwood inlay. Finish options are silver plate, lacquer, or raw brass.

For information on all special order options, please download this Trumpet Spec Sheet.

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shiresc-small.jpg Shires C Trumpet - Model 410
$3,795.00

• .462"-bore,two-piece, standard-weight valve cluster with yellow brass balusters
• "4S" bell flare, one-piece, standard-weight, yellow brass, steel bead; powerful, steely, yet singing tone
• "W1BH" leadpipe, open and free-blowing taper, flexible slot .351" venturi

This orchestral C trumpet plays with the singing, powerful tone reminiscent of classic 1970s-era instruments. Updated for superior intonation and playablility.


shiresc-small.jpg Shires C Trumpet - Model 402
$3,795.00

• .462"-bore, two-piece, standard-weight valve cluster with nickel brass balusters
• "4" bell flare, one-piece yellow brass, standard-weight, French bead—projection, clarity, and brilliance
• "W1BH" leadpipe—free-blowing, flexible slot .351" venturi

Inspired by the classic orchestral trumpets of the 1960s, this updated version boasts superior intonation and response. Its sound retains beauty and core from a remarkably present pp to a glorious ff.


shiresc-small.jpg Shires C Trumpet - Model 419
$3,795.00

• Developed with David Bilger, Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra
• .462"-bore, two-piece, standard-weight valve cluster with yellow brass balusters
• "4" bell flare, one-piece yellow brass, balanced heavy-weight—power, beauty, and flexibility
• "W1BH" leadpipe—free-blowing, flexible slot .351" venturi


The Shires Model 419 is the product of a fruitful design collaboration with David Bilger, Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. This trumpet features a uniquely balanced heavyweight Model 4 bell. This results in a big sound, easy response; and an ideal balance of breadth, clarity, depth and projection.


shiresc-small.jpg Shires C Trumpet - Model 460
$3,795.00

• .462"-bore, two-piece, standard-weight valve cluster with nickel brass balusters
• "4" bell flare, one-piece yellow brass, standard-weight, French bead—projection, clarity, and brilliance
• "W7H" leadpipe—efficient and stable, yet flexible .347" venturi

Inspired by the classic "Chicago C trumpets" of the 1950s, this updated version has a more efficient leadpipe that adds remarkable ease of playing to the brilliant, large-cored sound associated with those instruments.



shiresc-small.jpg Shires C Trumpet - Model 502
$3,795.00

• .462"-bore, two-piece, standard-weight valve cluster with nickel brass balusters
• "5" bell flare, one-piece yellow brass, standard weight—agile, warm, and brilliant
• "W9HL" leadpipe, superior intonation with firm, yet flexible slotting and easy response. 349" venturi
*** also available with a standard length W9H leadpipe

The Model 502 was developed in collaboration with Boston‐based soloist and trumpet phenomenon Terry Everson. Our most nimble standard model C trumpet, it features a light bell treatment for incredible agility and ease of playing, and a long, efficient leadpipe that provides clear articulations and full, rich, sound that will last for the duration of long concerts or recitals. This model has become a favorite with soloists as well as members of brass quintets and other chamber players.


shiresc-small.jpg Shires Custom C Model
$3,795.00

Please call us for help choosing your custom order options.

Bell Shape

  • 4: larger and (more orchestral)
  • 5: slightly smaller (solo / chamber)

Bell Weight

  • MW: medium weight (Standard)
  • HW: heavy weight

Bell Treatment

  • S: steel bead wire
  • E: annealed bell
  • F: french bead
  • 8: faster response; more flexible

Tuning Slides

  • Y - Free blowing with great slotting, round
  • X - More open than Z, with great response, standard on LW trumpets, square
  • Z - standard on standard and HW trumpets, square
  • W - square, brilliance and projection without being too bright.
  • WL - square, Long bow, darker sound, free-blowing
  • D - square, dual bore (only available with an R1 lead-pipe)

Leadpipes
   Standard Length

  • Y6R1 - maximum efficiency and control, excellent slotting, graduated bore (R1) .346 Venturi
  • W9H - free blowing, very stable, strong slotting -.349 venturi. 
  • W1H - more open, stable with great intonation - .351 venturi

   Short Length (B)

  • W9BH - open & flexible, more efficient than a traditional short pipe - .349 venturi
  • W1BH - open & flexible, large volume perfectly suited for orchestral playing - .351 venturi
  • W1BR1 - open feel but stronger slotting, slightly more resistance, graduated bore - .351 venturi

   Long Length

  • W9L - longest pipe, exceptional intonation and slotting but offers more resistance - .349 venturi
  • W1L - longest pipe, great intonation and slotting with slightly more open blow - .351 venturi