ACB II by Shires Custom Trumpet!
Only one of these amazing trumpets in existence and I'm not 100% sure I want to sell it as this horn is an absolute beast! I think the sound shape of this horn was the closest I have ever gotten to what IMO is my ideal sound model. Think "Hot House Flowers" (The Wynton album from the 80's) and that will help guide you toward the sound shape I was going for. Thick, rich, creamy, lush, but also has a great brilliance to it! This horn has only been owned by myself and one other person who I bought the horn back from! While the old ACB by Shires is still being sold by Shires in their line as the CMW this horn is truly one-of-a-kind. Built for me by the great Lou Anderson and Chuck Shepard (two of the best trumpet makers I know!) here are some of the specs:
new W05 leadpipe (factory OEM replacement we installed and mounted).
Lightweight Body in brass
Unfinished (you can see solder and construction...remember this is a prototype! We could clean it up if you wanted but that would add a significant cost to the horn)
Two rounded tuning slides (one with traditional water key, one with Amado)
Custom C shaped bell:
Gold Brass/Bronze hybrid (one of a kind!)
Here's how Shires describes the CMW and also the W05 pipe:
The S.E. Shires Model CMW Bb Trumpet provides the ultimate combination of the sound of the best classic instruments with modern centering and intonation. The broadest S.E. Shires trumpet bell taper helps it to produce a wide variety of tone colors easily throughout the range of the instrument, with a more centered sound and a little less edge and brilliance than its lightweight counterpart. The W05 leadpipe and XD (X dual bore) tuning slide give it unparalleled warmth and flexibility
W05 Leadpipe: .345-inch venturi, lightweight yellow brass—efficient, flexible, open and free blowing, with easy, immediate response
Here's an audio clip of this horn (longer video in the works):
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