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S.E. Shires Standard C Trumpets

All S. E. Shires trumpets feature a one piece, hand hammered bell with a traditionally brazed seam, hand-lapped Monel pistons, and of course the careful assembly and handcrafted methods that the S. E. Shires Company proudly embodies with its slogan: Quality without compromise. 

In a similar manner to our world-renowned trombones, Shires trumpets are available with a large variety of options in bells, leadpipes, tuning slides, and weights. For the very best response and projection, Shires trumpets are built in a fixed construction rather than the modular style utilized for our trombones.

Standard models include the leadpipe and tuning slide options determined to be the best fit for the body and bell type, standard mother-of-pearl inlay finger buttons, and are available in silverplate, lacquer, or raw brass. 


Model 402
$3,695
• .462"-bore, two-piece, standard-weight valve cluster with nickel brass balusters
• "4" bell flare, one-piece yellow brass, standard-weight, French bead—projection, clarity, and brilliance
• "W1BH" leadpipe—free-blowing, flexible slot .351" venturi

Inspired by the classic orchestral trumpets of the 1960s, this updated version boasts superior intonation and response. Its sound retains beauty and core from a remarkably present pp to a glorious ff.

Model 410 $3,695
• .462"-bore,two-piece, standard-weight valve cluster with yellow brass balusters
• "4S" bell flare, one-piece, standard-weight, yellow brass, steel bead; powerful, steely, yet singing tone
• "W1BH" leadpipe, open and free-blowing taper, flexible slot .351" venturi

This orchestral C trumpet plays with the singing, powerful tone reminiscent of classic 1970s-era instruments. Updated for superior intonation and playablility.

Model 419 $3,695
• Developed with David Bilger, Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra
• .462"-bore, two-piece, standard-weight valve cluster with yellow brass balusters
• "4" bell flare, one-piece yellow brass, balanced heavy-weight—power, beauty, and flexibility
• "W1BH" leadpipe—free-blowing, flexible slot .351" venturi


The Shires Model 419 is the product of a fruitful design collaboration with David Bilger, Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. This trumpet features a uniquely balanced heavyweight Model 4 bell. This results in a big sound, easy response; and an ideal balance of breadth, clarity, depth and projection.

Model 460 $3,695
• .462"-bore, two-piece, standard-weight valve cluster with nickel brass balusters
• "4" bell flare, one-piece yellow brass, standard-weight, French bead—projection, clarity, and brilliance
• "W7H" leadpipe—efficient and stable, yet flexible .347" venturi

Inspired by the classic "Chicago C trumpets" of the 1950s, this updated version has a more efficient leadpipe that adds remarkable ease of playing to the brilliant, large-cored sound associated with those instruments.

Model 502 $3,695
• .462"-bore, two-piece, standard-weight valve cluster with nickel brass balusters
• "5" bell flare, one-piece yellow brass, standard weight—agile, warm, and brilliant
• "W9HL" leadpipe, superior intonation with firm, yet flexible slotting and easy response. 349" venturi
*** also available with a standard length W9H leadpipe

The Model 502 was developed in collaboration with Boston‐based soloist and trumpet phenomenon Terry Everson. Our most nimble standard model C trumpet, it features a light bell treatment for incredible agility and ease of playing, and a long, efficient leadpipe that provides clear articulations and full, rich, sound that will last for the duration of long concerts or recitals. This model has become a favorite with soloists as well as members of brass quintets and other chamber players.



S.E. Shires Custom C Trumpets $3,695

Because every player is unique, S.E. Shires offers a wide variety of options, allowing the player to create a custom instrument to suite their needs.
All S. E. Shires trumpets feature a one piece, hand hammered bell with a traditionally brazed seam, hand-lapped Monel pistons, and of course the careful assembly and handcrafted methods that the S. E. Shires Company proudly embodies with its slogan: Quality without compromise. 

For the very best response and projection, Shires trumpets are built in a fixed construction rather than the modular style utilized for our trombones. Custom Trumpets are available by special order only. For more information, please contact our sales professionals by phone at (508) 634-6805, or email at info@seshires.com.



S.E. Shires Co. Inc.
4A Spaceway Lane, Hopedale, Massachusetts 01747
(508) 634-6805 - Info@seshires.com


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