The KSM9 is an interesting microphone. When I first tried it out, I thought "Finally, Shure have done it - the best vocal microphone I've heard for the road!" But I'll be honest; this microphone seems to like female voices better than it does male. That being said, it's a personal opinion. Great mic; I own several and am keeping two. Holds up well on the road, like all Shure microphones.
In original cardboard box, with literature and Shure aluminum hard case, mic stand holder and Euro-adapter for same. Case has "Janis Ian KSM9" taped to it because it went on the road for a tour. MSRP is $874.00, but how can you put a price on something that went all over the country with Janis? How can you put a price on the amount of songs she sang into it, night after night, 12-20 songs a night?
On Amazon, the lowest price is we found was $795 for a new one in the box, so this is a pretty good deal. If you can pick it up at Janis' office, you can save on the shipping. Otherwise, you'll need to choose UPS or Fedex for shipping. And of course, can be signed and personalized if you prefer.
The fine print: These are all one of a kind, used by Janis as described with each item. Prices are non-negotiable unless otherwise stated. Please be nice and observe this! All microphones are in good working condition at this time. If you receive a microphone that is not working, you have five business days to notify us and return the same microphone (same serial number, same condition) for full credit - we stand by our word! *Overseas orders may be held for up to 30 business days to protect us - and you - against credit card fraud.
Ship cost to be paid seperately; buyer has the choice of picking this item up at a Nashville location designated by us, or paying for packing and shipment via UPS. Shipping cost can be paid only through Paypal unless otherwise negotiated.
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