Black Cherry Turner/Johnson Bullet Mic, 1954 Shure Black Label CR


Custom Turner/Johns0n 254 Bullet Mic
Vintage Black Label Controlled Reluctance

Black Cherry Powder Coat by Jeffrey Spoor
Sloppy, Loud Tone! Hot.
High-Impedance Harmonica Microphone
Vintage 1954 Shure Controlled Reluctance Element
99B86 405
Fully Tested and Working

The photos don’t do this mic justice. The powder coat is a warm, sparkling Black Cherry color custom cooked by Jeffrey Spoor.

Chopped, milled, and powder coated, this bullet mic is built from a classic Johnson desk microphone. I’ve shortened the center mohawk rib on the top. This makes the mic a nice small diameter, easy-to-hold, and light.

I’ve added a Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector and a volume control for on-stage flexibility. This shell weighs 10 ounces, and has a nice gloss chrome grille ring. The grill face features a dimensional metal Johnson medallion. Pretty rare look.

Nice hot, excellent tone!

The mic features:
– Strong 1954 Shure 99B86 405 element
– Controlled Reluctance
– All new Powder Coat
– Premium, Solid Aluminum Volume Control Knob
– Switchcraft 5/8” screw-on connector
– All new wiring
– (Cable Not Included)

Excellent cosmetic condition. Couple dimples in the powder coat, and a tiny rust spot on the front grille. Look at the photos closely.

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