The Standard Series is a single-specification instrument handmade like our other Standard Model instruments in our Hopedale, Massachusetts factory. Configured with some of our most popular components, the Standard Series was created with the most discerning players in mind. It features a unique bell design that offers a rich core paired with the superior projection and clarity that are the hallmark of all S.E. Shires instruments. The S.E. Shires rotary valve maintains the cross-sectional area of the bore through the valve ports, resulting in a responsive and full-sounding low register. Its modular design is fully compatible with S. E. Shires Custom Series components.