The Model A has become the most popular S.E. Shires B-flat trumpet. It produces a brilliant, singing tone with marvelous projection and easy, centered response in all registers. Its centered bell taper produces a focused sound and facilitates projection. The WH leadpipe provides and ideal combination of stability and flexibility; its free-blowing character compliments the centered 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.
|Bell||4 13⁄16 inch, one piece, hand-hammered “A” (centered) taper in standard-weight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and standard bead|
|Leadpipe||WH .347-inch venturi, heavyweight yellow brass—open and free blowing with well defined slots and easy response|
|Tuning Slide||W dual-radius bend, standard water key—strong core, brilliance, and presence of sound|
|Valve cluster||Two-piece casings, standard weight, with nickel-silver balusters|
|Lower Valve Caps||Nickel silver|
|Bell Engraving||S.E. Shires makers mark, model designation, and traditional floral pattern|