S.E. Shires Q Series Euphonium EUQ40S

The Q40S euphonium provides an open and free blowing feel with the clarity of sound and excellent projection that has made S.E. Shires instruments the favorites of players the world over. Featuring a 12-inch, two-piece, hand-hammered upright bell in medium-weight yellow brass with soldered bead, this compensating euphonium in B♭ delivers a broad and warm timbre throughout the range of the instrument. At home in any ensemble or solo performance, the Q40S euphonium is an excellent choice for any musician.

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S.E. Shires Q Series Euphonium EUQ41S

The Q41S euphonium provides a balanced feel and ease of playing with the clarity that musicians would search for. Featuring a more compact 11.5-inch, two-piece, hand-hammered upright bell in standard-weight yellow brass with unsoldered bead, this compensating euphonium in B♭ delivers a clear and powerful sound that projects effortlessly throughout the range of the instrument. At home in any ensemble or solo performance, the Q41S euphonium is an excellent choice for any musician.

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S.E. Shires Chicago Tenor Model Trombone

The S.E. Shires Chicago model trombone was designed with the famed Chicago low brass sound in mind. The one-piece, gold-brass bell with a large TII taper produces a rich, broad, complex sound that allows for a wide range of colors at different dynamics. The lightweight nickel-silver handslide produces clear, brilliant articulations. With this instrument, S.E. Shires has created a trombone that plays with incredible stability, and produces a consistent timbre and even response throughout a wide spectrum of range and dynamic—an instrument that captures the best qualities of the Chicago low brass sound.

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S.E. Shires Custom Model 4F C Trumpet

S.E. Shires developed the Model 4F in conjunction with some of America’s leading orchestral players.
It features a special “4” bell taper with a slightly square bell bend, side seam, and French bead.
These characteristics give its sound added complexity, cushion the blow slightly, and enhance its projection and power.
The bell of the 4F is made with the traditional, longer bend to which many players are accustomed.
For some players, this can open up the feel on top of the staff; for others, it improves the attack.
Matched with a YEB leadpipe and W tuning slide, it produces an ideal balance of power, warmth, and brilliance. Nickel-silver balusters and valve caps add brilliance and character, increase its core, and contribute to cleanness and immediacy of attack.

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S.E. Shires Model Q33 Small Bore Tenor Trombone

The Q33 Small Bore trombone is a versatile instrument, ideally suited for jazz and commercial environments, as well as for lighter classical music.

The 8-inch, two-piece, yellow brass bell with soldered bead gives the Q33 a crisp, clean sound with the power and projection for which S.E. Shires instruments are famed. The nickel lightweight handslide in .508 bore yields quick response, crisp articulations and a brilliant sound with an open low register and supported upper register.

The Q33 is an excellent choice for the gigging professional and advancing student alike. QTY bell: 81⁄2-inch, two-piece, hand-hammered “QI” taper in lightweight yellow brass with soldered bead

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S.E. Shires Q Series TBQ30GA Tenor Trombone

A versatile large bore instrument, the Q30GA features the clarity of sound and projection for which S.E. Shires instruments are famed. The QTY bell features an 81⁄2-inch, two-piece, hand-hammered “QI” taper in gold brass with soldered bead, giving this trombone a clear, singing tone with excellent projection and clarity. The wide, .547 bore handslide in standard weight yellow brass results in a broad sound that retains clarity, color and projection. Paired with a nickel handslide crook, articulations are crisp and brilliant. The axial-flow valve features an extremely open low register paired with a broad, encompassing tone quality in all registers. At home in any ensemble, the Q30GA large bore trombone is an excellent choice for any trombonist.

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S.E. Shires Michael Davis+ Artist Model Small Bore Tenor Trombone

The Michael Davis+ trombone was developed through a close collaboration between virtuoso Michael Davis and the craftsmen of S. E. Shires to answer the call for something a little bigger than the original Michael Davis trombone. The resulting instrument shares many specific design elements with the original, which are not found on other S.E. Shires Custom Series trombones. An instrument of exceptional versatility, the Michael Davis + combines warmth and roundness of sound with superb core and sizzle, making it the ideal trombone for any performance situation.

The lightweight nickel-silver handslide construction offers clean, precise articulations. The custom 7.75-inch, yellow-brass bell retains a clear, pure sound with strong fundamental, and keeps a very consistent tone color and overtone structure throughout the range of dynamics. This is combined with the ease of playing and projection for which S.E. Shires instruments are famed. Responsive and nimble, the Michael Davis + model trombone is at home in any jazz or commercial setting.

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S.E. Shires Vintage New York Tenor Model Trombone with Axial-Flow F Attachment

The S.E. Shires Vintage New York trombone is an ideal instrument for any professional musician or advanced student. Inspired by the classic New York and Mt. Vernon bells, this one-piece bell is constructed with the broader TII taper and features a large, rich, warm sound. The yellow-brass bell provides a clear, pure sound with strong fundamental, keeps a very consistent tone color and overtone structure throughout the range of dynamics. The yellow brass, .547 bore, tenor handslide with bass crook provides a broad sound and open feel. The S.E. Shires axial-flow valve offers smooth, accurate operation, combined with a broad sound and truly open low register. This instrument combines the best elements of classic New York and Mt. Vernon trombone design with the consistency, playability, and projection that has made S.E. trombone design with the consistency, playability, and projection that has made S.E. Shires trombones the favorites of professionals the world over.

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S.E. Shires Custom Model Bass Trombone with Axial-Flow F/Gb Attachment

The S.E. Shires Custom BII 7YM bass trombone is a versatile instrument with a clear, pure sound and the consistency, playability, and projection that has made S.E. Shires trombones the favorites of professionals the world over. The unique S.E. Shires BII 7YM bell combines the quick response and color of a one-piece bell with the centered feel and expansive tone of a two-piece bell. The BII taper in yellow brass produces a broad, rich sound that is very balanced and flexible throughout the range of dynamics. The axial-flow valves feel very broad and even—especially when both valves are engaged—and allow for a truly open low register.

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S.E. Shires Model Custom Series Model 9Y Piccolo Trumpet in Bb and A

The S.E. Shires Piccolo Trumpet in B♭and A offers superior intonation, accuracy, response, and ease of playing in the high register coupled with a rich, beautiful sound. Agile enough to perform the most delicate solo and chamber music, it offers power enough to project through the largest ensembles.

S.E. Shires Co. handcrafts its piccolo bells using the same artisanal processes employed in the manufacture of its larger bells, resulting in the same superior playing characteristics and richness of sound. The solid four-valve cluster with yellow-brass balusters adds stability to the playing feel of the instrument, as well as complexity and warmth to its sound. The unique, ergonomic placement of the fourth valve allows it to be played comfortably by either the right or the left hand. The instrument comes complete with four tunable leadpipe bits, allowing the player to perform in B or in A on either cornet- or trumpet-shank mouthpieces.

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S.E. Shires Model Q36 Bass Trombone with Rotary F/Gb Attachment

A versatile bass trombone, the Q36YR features the clarity of sound and projection for which S.E. Shires instruments are famed.

The QYB bell features an 9 1/2-inch, two-piece, hand-hammered “QII” taper in yellow brass with soldered bead, giving this trombone a clear, singing tone with excellent projection and clarity with a full, deep low register and broad sound.

The wide, .562 bore handslide in standard weight yellow brass results in a broad sound that retains clarity, colour and projection.

The nickel handslide crook gives crispness and brilliance to the articulations.

The independent rotary valves retain focus throughout all registers without sacrificing comfort or clarity in the valve register. This independent valve system allows fore more flexibility of choice in valve and slide position choices.

At home in any ensemble, the Q36YR bass trombone is an excellent choice for any situation.

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S.E.Shires Model Q30YR Tenor Trombone with Rotary F Attachment

A versatile large bore instrument, the Q30YR features the clarity of sound and projection for which S.E. Shires instruments are famed.

The QTY bell features an 8 1/2-inch, two-piece, hand-hammered “QI” taper in yellow brass with soldered bead, giving this trombone a clear, singing tone with excellent projection and clarity.

The wide, .547 bore handslide in standard weight yellow brass yields a broad sound that retains clarity, color and projection. P

aired with a nickel handslide crook, articulations are crisp and brilliant. The standard rotary valve retains focus throughout all registers without sacrificing comfort in the valve register. At home in any ensemble, the Q30YR large bore trombone is an excellent choice for any trombonist.

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S.E. Shires Model Q13S C Trumpet

The Model Q13S trumpet features a centered “5” bell taper helping it to produce a full, rich sound while maintaining incredible agility throughout all registers of the instrument.

Matched with an firm, yet flexible slotting leadpipe, this trumpet achieves an ideal balance of breadth, clarity, agility, and projection.

Nickel-silver balusters and valve caps add brilliance and character to the sound, increase its core, and contribute to cleanness and immediacy of attack.
The Model Q13S trumpet is equally at home in orchestral, solo and chamber settings.

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S.E. Shires Model Q11RS C Trumpet

A fantastic orchestral C trumpet, the model Q11RS trumpet features our more open “4” bell taper which produces a big, powerful sound with easy response.

Matched with a firm, yet flexible slotting reverse leadpipe, this trumpet achieves an ideal balance of breadth, clarity, agility, and projection.

Nickel-silver balusters and valve caps add brilliance and character to the sound, increase its core, and contribute to cleanness and immediacy of attack

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S.E. Shires Model Q10RS Bb Trumpet

A unique variation on the TRQ10S, the Model Q10RS trumpet features a reverse leadpipe to further facilitate response and cushion the blow.

This trumpet produces a warm, singing sound with marvelous projection and easy, centered response in all registers. It also 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.

The Q05R reverse leadpipe provides an ideal combination of efficiency and flexibility, allowing the player to produce the most delicate passages with ease. 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.

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S.E. Shires Model Q10S Bb Trumpet

The Model Q10S trumpet produces a warm, singing sound with marvelous projection and easy, centered response in all registers.

This 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.

The Q05 leadpipe provides an ideal combination of efficiency and flexibility, allowing the player to produce the most delicate passages with ease. 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.

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Eastman ETR824S Professional Trumpet

  • Key of Bb, .459” medium large bore
  • One-piece, standard weight, yellow brass bell
  • Stainless steel valves
  • Two-piece valve casing w/ nickel-silver balusters
  • Silver-plated
  • Deluxe wood shell case
  • Shires USA 3C Mouthpiece
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