S.E. Shires Model AWH Bb Trumpet

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This variation on the standard S.E. Shires Model A trumpet features a heavier bell that helps to maintain its characteristc 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.  The WH lead pipe provides an 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.

Bore: .459
Model AHW Bell: 4 13⁄16 inch, one piece, hand-hammered “A” (centered) taper in heavyweight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and standard bead
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 plate
Includes S.E. Shires single trumpet case, mouthpiece, and care kit

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