S.E. SHIRES Vintage Elkhart Tenor Trombone with F Attachment
The S.E. Shires large bore tenor trombone was the first line of instruments Steve Shires produced, and it quickly cemented his reputation as one of the world’s leading brass instrument designers. The Vintage Elkhart Tenor Trombone with F Attachment is the current manifestation of that design approach. Players the world over have discovered that the Shires large bore tenor trombone is the ideal instrument for any orchestral setting, as well as being wonderfully resonant and responsive for solo and chamber music performance.
It is an ideal instrument for any professional musician or advanced student. The red brass bell with unsoldered bead is made in the fashion of classic Elkhart bells of the mid-20th century. It produces a rich, warm sound with complex overtones and a wide palette of colors at all dynamic levels. This is combined a wide handslide for a sound that is full, balanced, and centered, with the ease of playing and projection for which S.E. Shires instruments are famed.
Recognized as a leader in brass instrument design and innovation, S.E. Shires Co. sets the benchmark for blending traditional craftsmanship with high-tech consistency and precision. Shires fabricates its bells, tubing, and valve sections onsite in its Massachusetts factory to exacting standards. The valve components are tested thoroughly for accurate tolerances and perfect action at every stage of manufacture. Shires draws its own slide tubes to precise tolerances, assembling them without tension, and aligning them carefully to assure smooth, trouble-free action that is second to none. This handcrafted approach to instrument construction also ensures that the sound of every S.E. Shires trombone displays incredible depth, complexity and character—giving the player an unrivalled sonic palette with which to work. S.E. Shires makes beautiful instruments, built to last for many years. Mouthpiece and case not included.
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- 2RVE Bell; 8½-inch, two-piece, hand-hammered
TI taper in red brass with traditionally brazed seams and unsoldered bead
S.E. Shires axial-flow valve in F
TY Tuning Slide: yellow brass, drawn tubing
TW47 Handslide: .547-inch, standard-weight yellow brass; nickel-silver wide crook
Three interchangeable yellow-brass leadpipes
Bell engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark and traditional floral pattern
(mouthpiece and case not included)