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S.E. Shires - Model 4S8 - Custom C Trumpet

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Model 4S8

The S.E. Shires Model 4S8 C Trumpet is an incredibly balanced trumpet, perfect for orchestral playing. This trumpet features our “4” bell with a steel bead wire to create a powerful, brilliant, and complex sound that is effective in any setting. Yellow-brass balusters add warmth to the sound and an efficient .349 venturi mated with our W tuning slide gives this horn immediate and crisp clarity with a comfortable blow and accurate intonation.

This instrument combines the best elements of classic New York and Mt. Vernon trumpet design with the consistency, playability, and projection that has made S.E. Shires trumpets the favorites of professionals the world over.

Specs & Features

  • Bore: .462 inch

  • 4S8 Bell: 4 13⁄16 inch, one piece, hand-hammered "4" (open) taper in standard-weight yellow brass, with traditionally brazed (side) seam, steel bead, and dual-radius bell bend

  • WEB Leadpipe: .349-inch venturi, light-weight yellow brass—warm sound, open and free-blowing, with easy response

  • W Tuning Slide: dual-radius bend, flanged braces, standard water key—centered core, brilliance, and presence of sound

  • Piston Material: hand-lapped Monel

  • Valve Cluster: two-piece casings, standard weight, with yellow-brass balusters

  • Lower Valve Caps: nickel silver

  • Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark, model designation, and traditional floral pattern

  • Includes S.E. Shires double trumpet case, mouthpiece, and care kit

S.E. Shires Custom Series C Trumpets

The team at S.E. Shires Co. has benefitted from a close relationship with some of the world’s leading orchestral players and soloists to develop its C trumpets. With a sound rivaling the most sought after vintage instruments, our C trumpets boast incredible consistency, intonation, and ease of playing. Available standard in .462-inch bore, we offer models that will excel in orchestral, chamber, and solo performance.

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