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S.E. Shires TBSBSC Custom Series Small Bore Tenor Trombone


Item Details

This is a small bore tenor trombone designed by Steve Shires and made at the S.E. Shires factory in (its former location of) Hopedale, Massachusetts, USA.  I've had this for some time; it was built when Steve Shires was with the company and spun the bells.

Steve's original design for a small bore trombone was based on the classic model 6 by Earl Williams.  A favorite of west coast players, the Williams had a large throat 8" bell like a King 3B, but had a smaller .500" bore hand slide for efficiency.  The Williams also had an extended and gracefully curving tuning slide bow.  Shires Custom Series small bore trombones, no matter the model, are based on this Williams design with its distinctive bell and tuning slide shape.

This One

  • 7YLW bell: 7.5" light weight, yellow brass, engraved, lacquered
  • T00LW Hand Slide: .500" bore, brass: outer tubes; nickel: crook, inside tubes, trim, barrels; lacquered
  • 3 removable leadpipes: TO1, TO2, TO3
  • SY1.5 tuning slide: most popular size
  • Removable balance weight included
  • Includes JPro fiberglass case, 9.5 lbs, similar to MB Light case - or your choice, ask for a quote
  • One mark on the lower cork barrel from handling, one blem on the case
  • Mouthpiece sold separately

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