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This variation on the standard S.E. Shires Model A trumpet features a heavier bell that helps to maintain its characteristic warmth and focus at louder dynamics, while providing a more veiled sound at lower dynamics. It produces a powerful, singing tone with marvelous projection and easy, centered response in all registers. Its centered bell taper produces a focused sound and facilitates projection. Â
The WH lead pipe provides an ideal combination of stability and flexibility; its free-blowing character compliments the centered bell taper. Â Nickel-silver balusters and valve caps add brilliance and character to the sound, increase its core, and contribute to cleanness and immediacy of attack. Â This trumpet makes a great choice as an all-around instrument for performance in a wide variety of musical settings.
Specs & Features
Model AHW Bell:Â 4 13â„16Â inch, one piece, hand-hammered â€œAâ€ (centered) taper in heavyweight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and standard bead
WH Leadpipe: .347-inch venturi, heavyweight yellow brassâ€”open and free blowing with well defined slots and easy response
W Tuning Slide: dual-radius bend, standard water keyâ€”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 single trumpet case, mouthpiece, and care kit
S.E. ShiresÂ Custom Series Trumpets
S.E. Shires Co. began building trumpets several years ago at the personal request of Doc Severinsen. Still the horn that Doc loves most, our Bâ™trumpets have since also become a favorite among top players in all genresâ€”from lead and commercial players to classical soloists, chamber musicians, and members of some of the worldâ€™s leading bands and orchestras. Our standard model Bâ™trumpets are available in .459-inch bore. Our newest commercial line of trumpets offers medium bore (.454), large bore (.462), and extra-large bore (.465) options.
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