Build Your Own S.E. Shires Custom Tenor Trombone

$5,090.00$5,795.00

S.E. 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 unrivaled sonic palette with which to work.

Because your physical characteristics and way of playing are as unique as your ideal sound, S.E. Shires designs trombones as a highly flexible component system. The descriptions found on this site represent general observations, which hold true for the majority of players. Components that may work well in one combination or for one player or situation may be poorly suited to others. More important than considering every possible combination is finding the combination that makes sense–and works best–for you.

If a customization option you desire is not available on this page, please call us at 817-993-6400 ex.1 to build the trombone of your dreams.

Note: You will receive either 3 yellow brass leadpipes or 1 sterling silver leadpipe with this purchase. Other configurations and materials are available. Please look through our current list of Shires trombone leadpipes and let our sales staff know which you would like with your trombone.

Shires is in the process of transitioning to Shires-branded Marcus Bonna cases throughout 2021. The case you receive may be different from the one pictured here. Please contact us if you have a case preference.

S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Valve Section

The valve controls much more than the low register; it can be used to focus or loosen the feel in the center of the instrument. The articulation, sound density, and stability of the sustained tone is affected by each valve type.

Because an airtight valve is essential to quick response and centered feel in all registers -- and many valve options on the market do not meet their pressure-test standards -- S.E. Shires chooses to produce all of their valves in house. They thoroughly test for tight fit and perfect action at every stage of manufacture.

Large- and medium-bore tenor valve sections can be made with a choice of five different valves: the S.E. Shires rotary valve, the S.E. Shires twin valve, the S.E. Shires axial-flow valve, the S.E. Shires dual-bore valve, or the S.E. Shires Tru-Bore™ valve (U.S. Patent 7112735).

A gooseneck, interchangeable with the valve section, can be ordered to convert any orchestral tenor or bass trombone to a straight instrument.

S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide

Handslides control the initial feel of the instrument. Handslide bore size, width, crook size, alloys and weights are contributing factors for handslides.

The slide tubing of S.E. Shires handslides is drawn in house, to precise tolerances. Their slides are then carefully assembled, aligned, and stress relieved to assure the smooth, trouble-free action that has become the hallmark of S.E. Shires trombones. Handslide models are specified by letters indicating instrument type (A = alto, T = tenor, B = bass) and crook width (no indication for standard, W = wide, B = bass crook), followed by bore size in inches (second two digits only), then tube material, weight, and crook material, if non-standard.

Shires is in the process of transitioning to Shires-branded Marcus Bonna cases throughout 2021. The case you receive may be different from the one pictured here. Please contact us if you have a case preference.

S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Tuning Slide

Trombone tuning slides can effect resistance, response, and color of the instrument.

S.E. Shires trombone tuning slides are engineered with a unique, smooth, double-radius design. They combine the best characteristics of single- and double-radius tuning slides in terms of timbre, response, and intonation. Tuning slide models are specified by letters indicating instrument type, material, taper, and whether the slide crook is seamed or unsealed.

S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell

All bells begin with a number and a letter indicating the bead (rolled end of the bell), construction, and alloy. The bell controls most of the timbre and tone of an instrument. Bell construction, alloy, weight, and treatment all contribute to the overall sound of the instrument.

All S.E. Shires bells are handcrafted in the Shires factory using traditional techniques.

Description

NameStock statusPriceBuy
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - 1GOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - 2RVEOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - 5GMOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - 7GLWIn stock$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires custom tenor trombone bell 7GLW
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - 7GLW8On backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - 7GLWD (Detachable)On backorder$1,690.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - 7GYMOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - 7GYMT7On backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - 7YLWOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Tenor Trombone Bell 7YLW
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - 7YLWD (Detachable)On backorder$1,690.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - 7YMOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - 8YOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - 8YMT9On backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires custom tenor trombone bell 8YMT9
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - ChicagoOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires custom tenor trombone bell Chicago
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - Colin WilliamsOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Tenor Trombone Bell CW
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - Ralph Sauer (Detachable)In stock$1,690.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell RS Detachable
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - TII5GT8A5On backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - TII5YVNYOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Tenor Trombone Bell TII5YVNY
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell - TII7YLWD (Detachable)On backorder$1,690.00

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S.E. Shires custom tenor bell TII7YLW detachable bell
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide - T25-T47On backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Tenor Trombone Handslide T25-T47
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide - T47On backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide - T47YCOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide - TB47On backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide - TB47NLWOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide - TW25-T47On backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide - TW47On backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide - TW47GOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide - TW47HIn stock$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide - TW47HLWOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide - TW47LWOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide - TW47NLWOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide - TW47YCOn backorder$1,390.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Tuning Slide - TDSOn backorder$540.00

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S.E. Shires custom tenor trombone tuning slide TDS
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Tuning Slide - TGOn backorder$435.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Tuning Slide - TGSOn backorder$540.00

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Shires Custom Tenor Tuning Slide TGS
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Tuning Slide - TGXOn backorder$435.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Tenor Trombone Tuning Slide TGX
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Tuning Slide - TGXSIn stock$535.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Tuning Slide - TNOn backorder$435.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Tuning Slide - TXOn backorder$435.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Tuning Slide - TXSIn stock$535.00

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S.E. Shires custom tenor trombone TXS slide
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Tuning Slide - TYOn backorder$435.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Tuning Slide - TYSIn stock$540.00

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S.E. Shires custom tenor trombone tuning slide TYS
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Valve Section - AlessiOn backorder$2,175.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Valve Section - Axial-FlowOn backorder$1,875.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Valve Section - Dual-boreIn stock$1,875.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Valve Section - RotaryOn backorder$1,875.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Tenor Trombone Valve - Rotary
S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Valve Section - Tru-boreOn backorder$2,075.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Valve Section - TwinOn backorder$2,075.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Tenor Trombone Twin Valve
S.E. Shires Custom Series TW25-T47 Tenor Trombone Handslide (Demo)In stock$1,390.00 $1,251.00

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S.E. Shires Custom Tenor Trombone Handslide TW25-47

Additional information

Weight 13.5 lbs
Dimensions 36 × 14 × 11 in

S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Valve Section

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 17 × 7 × 4 in
Model

Alessi, Axial-Flow, Dual-bore, Rotary, Tru-bore, Twin

S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Handslide

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 32 × 5 × 1 in
Model

T25-T47, T47, T47YC, TB47, TB47NLW, TW25-T47, TW47, TW47G, TW47H, TW47HLW, TW47LW, TW47NLW, TW47YC

S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Tuning Slide

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 1 in
Model

TDS, TG, TGS, TGX, TGXS, TN, TY, TYS, TX, TXS

S.E. Shires Custom Series Tenor Trombone Bell

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 9 × 9 in
Model

1G, 2RVE, 5GM, 7GLW, 7GLW8, 7GLWD (Detachable), 7GY, 7GYM, 7GYMT7, 7YLW, 7YLWD (Detachable), 7YM, 7YMDF, 8Y, 8YMT9, TII5GT8A5, TII5YVNY, TII7YLWD (Detachable), Chicago, Colin Williams, Ralph Sauer (Detachable)

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