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    SE Shires Euphonium

    Just got around to watching a Q&A with Steve Shires from a few weeks ago. He announced that they are working on a prototype euphonium, but no date for it yet.

  2. Do you have a link to the video you mentioned?
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    I had to dig to find it, and it may not work. It was a live event, but hopefully this archive link works...

    https://www.facebook.com/SEShires/vi...9488749096651/

    The Euphonium prototype reference was towards the end.

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    Interesting. We'll see what happens. Many years ago Thayer was considering making a euphonium, but nothing came of it. But Shires has a much better foundation to work from, so perhaps it will happen. I couldn't tell if he was thinking of compensating or non-compensating, but he mentioned consulting with professional players, so I would assume compensating.
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    Knowing the reputation of Shires, I would say the quality of such an instrument would be excellent. Right now I believe the market is a bit overflowing and it would be a limited demand for his euphoniums. The price range may also be a factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howrdhodge View Post
    Just got around to watching a Q&A with Steve Shires from a few weeks ago. He announced that they are working on a prototype euphonium, but no date for it yet.
    i heard about this earlier this year. They are working with a few of the best DC-based military band players, and it'll be Willson-flavored. As someone who owns eight Shires trombones, I am positive it'll be great.
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    Barry

  7. Quote Originally Posted by bbocaner View Post
    i heard about this earlier this year. They are working with a few of the best DC-based military band players, and it'll be Willson-flavored. As someone who owns eight Shires trombones, I am positive it'll be great.
    How exciting! I've owned a couple of Shires trombones in the past and I'll back up Barry on that...they are fantastic instruments and I have little doubt the euphoniums will also be great players. They will also be expensive...with several models of off-the-shelf euphoniums currently pushing nearly $9k, I wouldn't be shocked if these will be priced at $10k or more. In the late 90s I got a major case of sticker shock when their first whole instruments were priced at $2500+...this at a time when you could get an off the rack Conn 88H for $900 or Bach 42 for just a little more...but they were fantastic instruments, and they didn't catch up with the first wave of orders for several years. This will be very interesting to watch.

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    seems that the new Shires Q Series euphonium is coming... As per their facebook webpage, prototypes will be presented at this year’s ITEC

    https://www.facebook.com/SEShires/ph...type=3&theater

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    Yep, that was also mentioned in another thread. Thanks for posting here. I'm planning to give one a good blow at ITEC. The photo makes it look like the valves have a pretty wide spacing, but that could just be one of those "photo things."
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
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    I checked the ITEC exhibitors list at:

    https://www.iteaonline.org/conferenc...age=Exhibitors and Advertisers

    Could not find Shires... Does anyone know at which booth/suite will the new euphonium be shown?

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