I t comes with an original Shure mic clip and an older Shure mic pouch in which to store the mic. This SM-53 model was made in America and a super high quality Shure product. Pic # 2 is from an old advertisement showing the mics characteristics. It was a higher end dynamic cardioid microphone in Shure Brothers line up and considered a "studio mic".
These mics are so well made that properly stored... Will last probably 100 years. This SM-53 is one of the nicer I have personally come across. The Shure SM-53 has a beautiful warm tone and set at Low Impedance with an adjustable bass drop off switch as seen in pic # 9.
Great if you need more or less bass in your sound. An excellent choice for singing and broadcasting purposes.These mics are uni-directional picking up only the sound that's directly in front of the screen cancelling out most background noise making it ideal for situations where audience or fellow band members might be a problem. I have found that these models (much like the SM-54) have far stronger signals when using an XLR to male 1/4 inch cable. The XLR to XLR cables just don't seem to produce as much power but a little gain can help quite a bit. Apparently the SM-54 and SM53 model mics had smaller magnets used in the cartridge so the output just wasn't as strong as say an SM-58. Still excellent sound quality but gain will help a lot with these model microphones. These lite weight mics are built like tanks and can be handheld or placed in a mic clip. As you can see there are lite signs of lite wear on the painted surface but about average for a mic of this age.
The stock champagne color finish is a signature SM-54 and SM-53 paint scheme. The handle shows lite scratches and scuff marks. Small paint loss from years of being handled but no dents or fractures. The Shure label looks pretty good and legible.
The side mesh screens are free of any dents and tarnish. The front screen has very lite tarnish. This mic has an original foam insert (pop filter) in the front grill and it's in excellent condition. It helps greatly with acoustics and prevents the dreaded "pops" from breathing or windy conditions.Mic is 100% complete and solid. Microphone and an easy 7 on a scale of 1 - 10 physically speaking. The real beauty of this mic is the quality sound it produces.
Hook this one up and you are ready for any live event. The clip is an original A57E Shure model. It shows very lite wear and works perfectly for this mic.There are no fractures in the plastic. Grips nicely and gives a wide degree of angle up and down. It will screw on to any American desk or floor stand. The Shure mic pouch is included and it's in excellent condition. Works great and will protect your mic while not in actual use. The zipper mechanism works perfectly too. It's newer but you'll appreciate having it for storage and transportation. MICROPHONE STAND SHOWN IS FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY... NOT PART OF THIS SALE. This classic American made model is steadily going up in value so it's a wise choice from an investment point of view. 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 RARE 1980's Shure SM-53 cardioid dynamic microphone USA w accessories 1" is in sale since Friday, August 27, 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.