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S.E. Shires - Artist Model 502 - Custom C Trumpet

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Artist Model 502

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.

Specs & Features

  • Bore: .462 inch
  • 5 Bell: 4 13⁄16 inch, one-piece, hand-hammered, "5" (centered) taper standard-weight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and steel beadwire
  • W9HL Leadpipe: .349" venturi, superior intonation with firm, yet flexible slotting and easy response.
  • W Tuning Slide: dual-radius bend, standard water key; strong core, brilliance, and presence of sound
  • 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, model designation, and traditional floral pattern
  • Finish: silver plate
  • Includes S.E. Shires double trumpet case, mouthpiece, and care kit

S.E. Shires Artist Model Trumpets

Over the years, S.E. Shires has had the privilege of working with some of the world’s top brass players to design instruments. Our Artist Models allow you to purchase these same custom configurations for yourself.

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