Custom Series B♭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.
The Destino III has developed through a close collaboration with Doc Severinsen over several years and works outstandingly for jazz and for commercial/popular music. It has also become popular among classical trumpet players, who find it useful for everything from solo literature to large orchestral works.
This latest incarnation of the Destino III, in .454 medium bore, features a special and more centered design that produces a big, powerful, concentrated sound with a minimum of effort in any register and at any volume.
The Model A has become the most popular S.E. Shires B-flat trumpet. It produces a brilliant tone with easy response in all registers.
This unique variation on our popular Model A trumpet features a special, slightly squarer bell bend with a side seam and standard brass bead.
This popular variation on the standard S.E. Shires Model A trumpet features a special, slightly squarer bell bend with a side seam and French bead.
The model AHW features a heavier bell that helps maintain warmth and focus and produces a powerful, singing tone with easy response in all registers.
The Model B features a broad bell that produces an open, warm, round tone. Commercial, jazz, and classical players alike love the breadth and malleability of the Model B's sound.
The Model BLW features a lightweight version of the broad "B" bell for even faster response and an open high register. It's brilliant and nimble sound appeals to lead and classical players alike.
The Model CLW features the broadest S.E. Shires bell taper to produce a wide variety of tone colors. Combined with a focused lead pipe, it plays easily in any register and dynamic.
The Model CVP (Vintage Paris) embodies the pre-war classic trumpet that inspired it. Excelling in jazz and commercial playing, it produces a wide variety of colors with a beautiful, dense core.
The Model CMW provides the ultimate in sound and modern centering. Featuring a more efficient lead pipe and dual-bore tuning slide, the Model CMW achieves unparalleled warmth and flexibility.
The CVLA commercial model trumpets feature a wide variety of tone colors easily throughout the range of the instrument with superlative response and ease of attack. .454 bore.
The CVLA commercial model trumpets feature a wide variety of tone colors easily throughout the range of the instrument with superlative response and ease of attack. .462 bore.
The CVLA commercial model trumpets feature a wide variety of tone colors easily throughout the range of the instrument with superlative response and ease of attack. .465 bore.
S.E. Shires trumpets are available with a variety of options for bells, leadpipes, and tuning slides. The models listed above feature our most popular combinations. For more information about customizing a trumpet and Custom Series pricing, please contact a trumpet specialist by phone at 508.634.6805, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.