1950’s Shure 520 Harp Mic – ’54 Shure White CR Element


Great White Label Tone, Excellent Vintage Element
Shure Green Bullet Harmonica Microphone

Vintage Shure Controlled Reluctance
Hi-Z 99H86 438 element 1954
Fully Tested and Working

Ok, so somebody decided this mic would look better in black? Here’s rebuilt 1950’s Vintage Shure Model 520 harp mic. Original Evanston tag, in pretty good shape. This mic features a 1954 White Label controlled-reluctance element. It’s high-impedance, and strong. I’ve fully rewired the mic. The New connector is a Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on model. The black paint is pretty clean, with some chips and scuffs, so keep that in mind. The mic shell is 50 years old or so. The Grill is in excellent condition.

Everyone has a personal taste about how a microphone sounds. White Label elements are sought after for their fat-bottomed bluesy tone. It’s very dirty when cupped tightly, but crisp and clear when open.

Cosmetic condition includes scuffs and scratches to the repainted shell coat. Make sure to closely view the photographs! A great early version of the Shure 520 series mics.

The microphone has been fully tested on a Skip Simmons modified Masco MA-17 P.A. amp head driving a twin-ten cabinet with Lil’ Buddy speakers. Sounds excellent. Ready for the stage.

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Weight1.5 lbs
Dimensions3 × 3 × 3 in