1930’s Astatic Model 30 Bullet Harp Mic, 1959 Shure CM


Youngstown Ohio Tag, Y-series
Original Brown Bullet finish
Volume Control
Tremendous Blues Harp Tone!
High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Vintage 1959 Shure Controlled Magnetic
99G86 912 element
Fully Tested and Working

A 75 year-old Astatic Model 30 in good cosmetic condition. Chipped and scratched original paint, but beautiful anyhow. This is a pretty hard-to-find Youngstown Y-series shell, before Astatic moved to Conneaut Ohio, meaning it was produced around 1935. However inside it’s newly rewired, with new element gasket, volume control, premium VC knob, and a great-sounding Controlled-magnetic element from March of 1959.

This element is fantastic. Loud, really strong, with great distortion when cupped. It was kind of shocking how good this element sounded when I cranked up my amps and played this mic. An awesome CM element vintage ballsy sound. It howls!

The mic features:
– Strong 1959 Shure 99G86 912 element
– Original Paint and Model Tag
– Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector
– Custom stainless steel grill mesh
– JT-30 Youngstown Ohio Y-series #34881

The mic has been tested on a Mission Chicago 30 watt amp, and on a lovely little Kalamazoo Model Two amp. It performs great on both.

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Additional Information
Weight1.5 lbs
Dimensions3 × 3 × 3 in