1960 Shure 440 SL Harp Mic – Shure CM 99B86 AF Element


1960 Vintage Shure Element
Shure 440 Bullet Harmonica Microphone

Original Grill, gasket, paint and element
Newly Wired, New Switchcraft connector
Vintage Shure Controlled Magnetic
Hi-Z 99B86 AF element June 1960
Fully Tested and Working

Ok, I was 4 months old in June of 1960, but that’s when this 440 was built. It’s weathered pretty well, with bumps on the grill face, and tiny scratches to the shell paint. But if you’re into tone more than cosmetics, you’ll like this microphone. It’s a rebuilt Vintage Shure Model 440 SL harp mic, with an excellent, high-impedance, strong, vintage Shure controlled magnetic element. I’ve fully rewired the mic. The new connector is a Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on model. The paint is excellent, with minimal chips and scuffs, so keep that in mind. The mic shell is 60 years old or so. The grill is in very good condition.

Good, honky, solid tone, with a nice fat 60’s bottom and distortion.

Cosmetic condition includes scuffs and scratches to the original grey shell coat. Make sure to closely view the photographs! A great version of the Shure 440 series mics.

The microphone has been fully tested on a 1960 Lafayette PA tube amp with a twin 10″ cab featuring Eminence Lil’ Buddies. Sounds excellent. Ready for the stage.

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Additional Information
Weight1.35 lbs
Dimensions3 × 3 × 3 in