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Shires Trombones

Johnstonbaugh’s Music Centers is pleased to be partnered with S.E. Shires Company as Western Pennsylvania’s exclusive S.E. Shires instrument retailer and authorized repair and warranty center.
Select models are in stock now, or customize your order.

S.E. Shires Vintage New York Tenor Trombone in Yellow Brass with Axial-Flow F Attachment



The S.E. Shires Vintage New York trombone is an ideal
instrument for any professional musician or advanced
student. Inspired by the classic New York and
Mt. Vernon bells, this one-piece bell is constructed with
the broader TII taper and features a large, rich, warm sound.
The yellow-brass bell provides a clear, pure sound
with strong fundamental, keeps a very consistent tone
color and overtone structure throughout the range
of dynamics.
The yellow brass, .547 bore, tenor handslide with bass crook
provides a broad sound and open feel. The S.E. Shires
axial-flow valve offers smooth, accurate operation, combined with a broad sound and truly open low register.
This instrument combines the best elements of classic New York and Mt. Vernon trombone design with the consistency, playability, and projection that has made S.E. Shires trombones the favorites of professionals the world over.


  • TII 5YVNY Bell: 8.5 inch, one piece, hand-hammered "TII" taper in yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and soldered bead
  • S.E. Shires axial-flow F valve
  • TX Tuning Slide: "X" taper, yellow brass, drawn tubing
  • TB47 Handslide: .547-inch bore, standard weight yellow brass; nickel-silver bass crook
  • Three interchangeable yellow-brass leadpipes
  • Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark and traditional floral pattern

  • S.E. Shires Vintage Elkhart Tenor Trombone with Dual-Bore F Attachment



    The S.E. Shires Vintage Elkhart trombone is an ideal instrument
    for any professional musician or advanced student.
    The red-brass bell with unsoldered bead is made in the fashion
    of classic, Elkhart bells of the mid-20th centures.
    It produces a rich, warm sound with complex overtones and a wide palette of colors at all dynamic levels.
    This is combined with the ease of playing and projection
    for which S.E. Shires instruments are famed.


  • 2RVE Bell: 8.5 inch, two piece, hand-hammered "TI" taper in red brass with traditionally brazed seams and unsoldered bead
  • S.E. Shires dual-bore F valve
  • TY Tuning Slide: yellow brass, drawn tubing
  • T47YC Handlide: .547-inch bore, standard weight eyllow brass, yellow-brass crook
  • Three interchangeable yellow-brass leadpipes
  • Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark and traditional floral pattern
  • S.E. Shires Custom Tenor Trombone with Axial-Flow F Attachment


    The S.E. Shires Custom trombone is a versatile instrument
    with a clear, pure sound and the consistency, playability,
    and projection that has made S.E. Shires trombones the
    favorites of professionals the world over.
    The unique S.E. Shires 7YLW bell combines the quick
    response and color of a one-piece bell with the centered
    feel and expansive tone of a two-piece bell.


  • 7YLW Bell:8.5 ince, two piece, hand-hammered "TI" taper in lightweight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seams and soldered bead
  • S.E. Shires axial-flow F valve
  • TY Tuning Slide: yellow brass, drawn tubing
  • TW47 Handslide:.547-inch bore, standard weight yellow brass; nickel-silver wide crook
  • Three interchangeable yellow-brass leadpipes
  • Bell Engraving: S.E. Shries makers mark and traditional floral pattern
  • S.E. Shires Customer Bass Trombone with Axial-Flow F/Gb Attachment

    The S.E. Shires Customer BII 7YM bass trombone is a versatile instrument with a clear, pure sound an the consistency, playability, and projection that has made S.E. Shires trombones the favorites of professionals the world over.
    The unique S.E. Shires BII 7YM bell combines the quick response and color of a one-piece bell with the centered feel and expansive tone of a two-piece bell.
    The BII taper in yellow brass produces a broad, rich sound that is very balanced and felexible throughout the range of dynamics.
    The axial-flow valves feel very broad and even-especially when both valved are engaged-and allow for a truly open low register.

  • BII 7YM Bell: 9.5 ince, two piece, hand-hammered "BII" taper in medium weight yellow brass with traditionally brazed seam and soldered bead
  • Independent, S.E. Shires F/Gb axial-flow valves
  • Tuning Slide: BYB-"B" taper, drawn yellow brass
  • B62 Handslide: .562-inch bore, standard weight yellow brass, nickel-silver crook
  • Three interchangeable yellow-brass leadpipes
  • Bell Engraving: S.E. Shires makers mark and traditional floral pattern


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