S.E. SHIRES Model AHW Series Bb Trumpet

  • Item # 1164025
  • Model # TRAHW

The Model AHW is a variation on the standard Shires Model A trumpet with a heavier bell that helps to maintain its characteristic warmth and focus at louder dynamics, while providing a more veiled sou… Learn More

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Heavier bell, great dynamics.

The Model AHW is a variation on the standard Shires Model A trumpet with a heavier bell that helps to maintain its characteristic warmth and focus at louder dynamics, while providing a more veiled sound at lower dynamics. This trumpet produces a powerful, singing tone with marvelous projection and easy, centered response in all registers. The centered bell taper produces a focused sound and facilitates projection. The WH leadpipe provides an ideal combination of stability and flexibility; the free-blowing character compliments the centered bell taper. Nickel-silver balusters and valve caps add brilliance and character to the sound, increase the core and contribute to cleanness and immediacy of attack. The Model AHW makes a great choice as an all-around instrument for performance in a wide variety of musical settings. The Model AHW trumpet includes a case.

Technical Specification

S.E. SHIRES Model AHW Series Bb Trumpet

  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: .459-inch
  • Bell: 4-13/16-inch one-piece hand hammered œA (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