Item #1178186 Model #Shires Custom-Alto-G

S.E. SHIRES A7GLW Custom Series Alto Trombone A7GW-G Gold Brass Bell Straight


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The S.E. Shires Custom Alto Trombone has been designed to create a true and flexible alto voice, with both focused clarity for the most delicate repertoire and enough breadth of sound for the largest symphony orchestra. The unique S.E. Shires A7GLW 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 soldered bead of the bell favors a centered, clear sound with clean, pointed articulations. The gold brass construction lends a warm, rich sound with complex overtones and allows for a wide range of colors at different dynamics while retaining a strong core.

The S.E. Shires Custom Alto Trombone features a tuning mechanism incorporated into the handslide allowing the bell to maintain a continuous taper, giving the instrument the same superior intonation found on all S.E. Shires instruments. The tuning-in-slide mechanism is light, secure, and easy to use. Particular attention has been given to the length of the handslide, allowing full use of all seven positions. The slide's nickel-silver construction imparts a brilliant, articulate sound that compliments the gold-brass bell perfectly.

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.
  • A7GLW Bell: 7-inch, two-piece, hand-hammered bell in lightweight gold brass with traditionally brazed seams and soldered bead
  • A85-95N Handslide: .485/.495-inch dual bore, standard weight nickel silver, tuning-in-slide mechanism, nickel-silver crook
  • Three interchangeable yellow-brass leadpipes
  • Bell engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark and traditional floral pattern
  • [mouthpiece and case not included]


  • Quick response
  • Great for brisk passages
  • Strong fundamental tone for blending
  • Impeccable craftsmanship