This was a state of the art and quality mic. The 315 in pic # 2 is an earlier 50's era mic. The 60's era mic simply had a subtly different lower pistol grip but they both utilized the same ribbon cartridge. As seen in the pics provided this mic shows virtually no cosmetic wear. The impedance switch cover on the rear of the mic is pretty much the only thing that shows wear.The satin chrome still has a beautiful luster. Both front and rear screens are perfect and the inner cloth liber beneath on both are perfect as well. The joint mechanism works perfectly with plenty of tension giving you just the right angle on the head needed. The black Shure label looks very good and completely legible.
Overall I would rate this mic is a conservative 9 on a scale of 1 - 10 physically speaking. The microphone can be screwed onto any desk or floor stand though no desk stand is provided. This mic takes a 3 pin screw on cable which is not included. It's the same cable used on all early Shure mic including the 55 and 55S models. An XLR adapter is included however and it screws onto the mic like the old cable.Once attached you may use any modern XLR cable which is easy enough to find. This mic will have a much stronger signal if you use a female XLR to male 1/4 inch cable. Using an XLR to XLR cable will significantly recuse the signal strength. The mic comes with an old vinyl mic case in which to store the mic. The case in very nice shape and the zipper works perfect.
MICROPHONE STAND IS NOT PART OF THIS SALE... USED FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY. As with all my vintage microphones..
I can promise you will be happy with it for the price paid. Simply return in the same nice condition...INTERNATIONAL BUYERS are welcome as well. If you have any questions feel free to ask and... The item "Vintage 1960's Shure 315 ribbon microphone w XLR cable adapter & case 330 SM33" is in sale since Tuesday, June 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Vintage Pro Audio Equipment". The seller is "speedstarerik" and is located in Park Rapids, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.