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Custom Earl Williams/Shires Model 9 Tenor Trombone

Price: $3600

Here’s a trombone that plays exceptionally well and features some unique elements and some rare bits. The bell flare is an original Earl Williams Burbank Model 9 bell, measuring 9 inches in diameter and made of yellow brass. It’s paired with an original Shires-made Greenhoe valve, which was initially offered on the original SE Shires trombones before Steve redesigned the valves after Greenhoe started his own company. The bell is removable and has a ring suspension mount. The slide comes from the new Shires Q series, sized at .547 inches and likely the “TW47” version, although note that the slide lock is missing. One leadpipe is included, but there’s no case with this instrument.