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S.E. Shires Model BLW

  • S.E. Shires Model BLW

    Serial 222


    W leadpipe

    X tuning slide


    The S.E. Shires Model BLW trumpet features a lightweight version of the broad “B” bell that allows for even faster response and an open high register. Brilliant and nimble, it navigates technical passages with flexibility and ease. It sounds warm, round, and intimate at when played softly, but sizzles at high volumes—and projects easily to the back of any performance space. The openness of the standard W leadpipe provides a free, stable-slotting, but flexible blow; its relatively fast taper adds brilliance to the characteristic warmth of the B bell taper. Yellow-brass balusters and lightweight yellow brass valve caps add depth and immediacy to the sound. The combination of playability and warmth unique to the BLW make it one of the few lightweight trumpets to appeal to lead and classical players alike.


    • Bore: .459 inch
    • BLW Bell: 4 13⁄16 inch, one piece, hand-hammered "B" (broad) taper in lightweight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and standard bead
    • W Leadpipe: .347-inch venturi, lightweight yellow brass; open and free blowing with well-defined slots and easy, immediate response
    • X Tuning Slide: dual-radius bend, standard water key; free blowing and flexible, with great response
    • 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
    • Finish: silver plate


    Technical condition: valves and slides move smoothly and lightly, very good compression

    Visual condition: without dings, without dents, a few scratches on the silver plating, third slide crook has a minimal trace after removing dents.

    Finish: original silver finish about 99.5% complete

    Additional information: overviewed, no case, no mouthpiece

    11 400,00 PLN

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