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USED Shires AHW Bb Trumpet Silver Plated


S.E. Shires Bb Trumpet, original Stephen Shires handcrafted AHW Bb Trumpet in silver plate.

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Shires are almost a household name now with their extensive range of brass. Once upon a time, Shires trumpets were beautifully handcrafted by Stephen Shires outside of Boston MA. This trumpet is a beautiful example of his skill and craftsmanship of that era.

This variation on the standard S.E. Shires Model A trumpet features a heavier bell that helps to maintain its characteristic warmth and focus at louder dynamics, while providing a more veiled sound at lower dynamics.

It produces a powerful, singing tone with marvellous projection and easy, centred response in all registers.  Its centred bell taper produces a focused sound and facilitates projection.  The WH lead pipe provides an ideal combination of stability and flexibility; its free-blowing character compliments the centred bell taper.  Nickel-silver balusters and valve caps add brilliance and character to the sound, increase its core, and contribute to cleanness and immediacy of attack. This trumpet makes a great choice as an all-around instrument for performance in a wide variety of musical settings.

This trumpet has been looked after and maintained over it's 10 year lifespan and is one of the coveted 3 digit serial number horns. Silver plating is 95% and engraving is crisp and even. This particular trumpet has had an additional lyre box installed that can be just as easily removed if requested.

Come in and give this trumpet a blow, compare it to a Bach 37 or 43, see how well this trumpet performs.

All second-hand instruments have been fully cleaned and serviced, tested and sanitised through our workshop (unless stipulated otherwise), and come with a 6 month guarantee on parts and regulation.

All second hand instruments have a 7 day guarantee, if you find it is not suitable within 7 days, you can return it for a full refund of the purchase price once it has been returned to Consortium Music and checked (excludes shipping costs).

Would you like some advice about which instrument is right for you? Contact our resident specialists and technicians HERE and they can help with any questions and offer personalised suggestions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do all instruments come with a warranty?

All new instruments come with a minimum 24 month warranty on repairs and we will take care of all servicing and cleaning within the first 12 months upon request. All second hand instruments come with a 6 month guarantee from the date of purchase.

Can you service my instruments?

Consortium Music is owned and operated by a team of specialist Brass and Woodwind repair technicians, we are a full service workshop from general maintenance to major repairs and custom builds. Whether you are local or interstate, we can advise you on the best way to get your instrument here for specialist care.

How much is shipping?

All orders over $100 are shipped free within Australia. Orders less than $100 will be shipped at cost (usually $10-$30) depending on the size of the Australia Post satchel.

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