S. E. Shires Custom Series Model CVP Bb Trumpet

$3,595.00

The S.E. Shires Model CVP Bb Trumpet (C Vintage Paris) represents the closest approximation yet of the prewar classic that inspired it. Its sound is incredibly versatile; it excels in jazz and commercial playing as well as classical, and it is very easy to play. A unique version of the broadest S.E. Shires trumpet bell taper in a slightly narrower diameter helps it to produce a wide variety of tone colors easily throughout the range of the instrument, with a beautiful, dense core. This special bell, combined with a U5 leadpipe and braced C tuning slide make the instrument’s harmonics feel particularly close and fluid. Narrow bracing contributes to the instrument’s superlative response, cleanness, and ease of attack.

 

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Description

  • Bore: .459 inch
  • CVP Bell: 4.75 inch, one piece, hand-hammered “C” (open) taper in lightweight yellow brass with traditionally brazed (side) seam, French bead, and dual-radius bell bend
  • U5 Leadpipe: .345-inch venturi, lightweight yellow brass – efficient, open, and flexible
  • C Tuning Slide (with brace): semi round, dual-radius bend with standard water key – flexible; responsive and malleable at low volumes, powerful and bold at high volumes.
  • Piston Material: hand-lapped Monel
  • Valve Cluster: two-piece casings, lightweight, with yellow-brass balusters
  • Lower Valve Caps: lightweight yellow brass
  • Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark, model designation, and traditional floral pattern
  • 3rd-valve slide water key
  • Finish: silver plate
  • Includes S.E. Shires single trumpet case, mouthpiece, and care kit

Additional information

Weight3 lbs
Dimensions19 × 8 × 6 in

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