S.E. Shires - Model AZ - Custom Bb Trumpet

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Model AZ

This unique variation on our popular Model A trumpet features a special, slightly squarer bell bend with a side seam and standard brass bead. It produces a brilliant, broad tone of medium density with marvelous projection and easy response. The WH leadpipe provides and ideal combination of stability and flexibility; its free-blowing character compliments the centered bell taper. Nickel-silver balusters and valve caps add brilliance and character to the sound, increase its core, and contribute to cleanness and immediacy of attack. This trumpet makes a great choice as an all-around instrument for performance in a wide variety of musical settings.

Specs & Features

  • Bore: .459
  • Model AZ Bell: 4 13⁄16 inch, one piece, hand-hammered “A” (centered) taper in standard-weight yellow brass with traditionally brazed (side) seam, standard bead, and dual radius bend
  • WH Leadpipe: .347-inch venturi, heavyweight yellow brass; open and free blowing with well-defined slots 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 plated
  • Includes S.E. Shires single trumpet case, mouthpiece, and care kit

S.E. Shires 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 B♭trumpets have since also become a favorite among top players in all genres—from lead and commercial players to classical soloists, chamber musicians, and members of some of the world’s leading bands and orchestras. Our standard model B♭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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