S E Shires files for bankruptcy

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  1. trumpetsplus

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  2. ConnDirectorFan

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    Sad to hear...at least they won't be going out of business, it looks like [and Eastman Music seems to be a little less "corporate" than Conn-Selmer]...but time will tell how all this pans out...
     
  3. trumpetsplus

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    Don't know about corporate, but they are already:
    Eastman Strings
    Eastman cases
    Eastman brass
    Powell flutes
    Sonare flutes
    Sonare trumpets
    Blessing brass

    To which they gave added Shires brass.
     
  4. ConnDirectorFan

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    Blessing and Sonare still make pro horns in the US, so I can't say I'm too worried at the moment...
    Yet this looks like expansionism [even though some businesses go for that]...
     
  5. bumblebee

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    S.E. Shires trumpets are excellent, and I really like mine (the best I've ever tried), so any interruption to Shires' business is not good for players, or, of course, for the company either.

    I am not familiar with bankruptcy proceedings in the USA, but if there is a best outcome possible which is good for all parties then I hope that outcome is reached.

    --bumblebee
     
  6. ExtraTeeth

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    I believe that Shires has been offering trombones in conjunction with Eastman for quite some time so its not as if the companies are unknown to each other.
     
  7. Brekelefuw

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    Shires designed Eastman's slides.
     
  8. TrentAustin

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    Blessing/Sonare' closed their us plant last month.
     
  9. trumpetsplus

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    Oh dear! I am really sorry to hear that.
     
  10. Osren

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    wow.... hate to see a good quality instrument maker disappear or get absorbed into another company (as history has shown us, when that happens the name often stays and the quality often goes...)
     

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