Vintage 1960's Shure 51S dynamic Microphone w cable Nat King Cole

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         Hello and welcome to the House of Chrome.

 If you are buying a Shure 51 on Ebay that is NOT promised to work or work well at are asking for trouble. About half the Shure 51's I've come across do not work or just barely. This one however sounds great with a strong clear signal and works great but it should be noted that the impedance switch is missing on this mic.

 You are looking at a Shure Brothers 51S Dynamic microphone that was manufactured in Evanston, ILL sometime between 1964 and 1969 after the 51S model changed to the black foam screens. This one was the 2nd generation 51 with black foam screens and was only made for a few years before the 51 was discontinued forever. I believe Shure Brothers stopped manufacturing this mic in 1969 or 1970. These mics have a little weight to them being almost 2 pounds. The 51S has clean, deco styling with elegant looks and was a favorite microphone used for several years by musical legend Nat King Cole earlier in his career. This Shure 51S had the satin chrome finish with rectangular silver badge and on / off switch. It comes with the original cable shown.

  This mic has a dirtier "rockabilly" sound that many musicians like to replicate today. If that is the sound you are going for then you are going to like this mic. The Shure 51S is an omni-directional microphone.

 The finish shows extremely lite wear as seen in the pictures provided. There are no engravings or dents but there are a few tiny scratches in the satin chrome finish. The finish is far above average for a mic of this era. The ribs are straight with no fractures or dents. The joint mechanism holds strong like it should as well and can be tightened as needed with a screw driver. The black foam screen is perfect with no discoloration as it's new. The old one was completely. The new foam was installed and will last for decades to come.  

 The threading for the stand is perfect as is for the cable.

 You'll notice there is an original 15 foot cable included with the mic and it has the quality Switchcraft male 1/4 inch end connector. The cable itself is soft and pliable. Free of damage.

 This mic will do you justice.


 The I do have several older desk and floor stands in my Ebay store if needed?

 As with all my vintage microphones...

  I can promise you will be happy with it for the price paid. If not...I have a no hassle return policy. The shipping will be on you as I believe that's fair but the purchase price would be refunded. Simply return in the same nice condition...period. Check my rating. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS are welcome as well. Buyer must pay within 24 hours or an unpaid case will be opened and item re-listed. Domestic buyer will get priority shipping.

  If you have any questions feel free to ask and...thanks for looking.

Product Specs

Listed6 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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