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Shires Model A

Placed: Sep. 17 '21: 10:58 am   Views: 291 
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Shires takes after the classic designs of Vincent Bach and has input from a number of trumpet luminaries in creating their designs. The Shires Model A is akin to a great Mt. Vernon Bach 37, down to the 2-piece valve casings with nickel-silver balusters, side seam bell, brass valve guides, soft D-bend on the bell, square tuning slide, nickel silver top and bottom caps, and dual braced tuning slide. Shires adds their own flair to the design with a besson-style lower tuining slide leg, and a floral engraving on the bell. These horns are built with an incredible amount of care and precision, and they play amazingly well.
The Model A has a sturdy build that feels neither too heavy nor too light, and the sound is focused, rich, and projects well. The timbre leans toward the brilliant side of the sound spectrum, but with a full and hearty core. A true trumpet sound. The valves are made in-house (a rare occurrence in today's market, and shows Shires dedication to quality) and are smooth and fast. This is truly a go-anywhere-do-anything type of instrument.
Condition is like-new, with only finger print marks in the silver. No dents, dings, or repairs to speak of. Valves and slides are as tight as the day this horn left the factory. The serial number puts this horn at roughly 2 years old, and it has had extremely low mileage. Included with the instrument is a leather case by Marco Magi Italy, which is low-profile, lightweight, and incredibly protective.
Category: Bb Trumpets
Item price: $2,500.00
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