Hello and welcome to The House of Chrome. You are looking at the rarest variant of the classic Shure Brothers 55 S dynamic cardioid microphone ever made and it comes with a period Shure S-36 desk stand. That's how rare this variant is.I thought the Bogen 55S mics were the rarest until I saw this Webster variant. This is actually the final year that the 55S used the blue silk screens as Shure went strictly to black silk screens in 1961. I don't have any info on this Webster version as I can't find any info. This is a model SS667. V and Shure were making.
This legendary microphone was used by many famous artists and politicians over the years including Elvis Presley and even the young revolutionary Fidel Castro. Those clean lines and deco styling make this mic stand out from all the others produced over the last century. Webster was based out of Racine, Wisconsin U. This mic is a super rare piece of midcentury Americana and the true value is certainly debatable.As seen in the pics provided this mic shows very lite cosmetic wear on the satin chrome with very fine pitting, scratches and scuffs. There are no broken or bent ribs but the royal blue silk screens shows a couple holes and rips which is very unfortunate but a new front screen could be used to replace the one on this mic or one could simply replace the damaged silk which would be the better option of the two. The joint mechanism holds strong and the Webster label looks damn nice. Overall this mic is a conservative 7 + on a scale of 1 - 10 physically speaking. The mic actually sounds very good with a strong clear signal which is always a bonus. It has a "rockabilly sound" and you'll just need a 3 pin screw on cable to operate. The impedance switch works just as it should as well. This mic comes with a nice 1950's era Shure S-36 model stand Made in Chicago, Illinoise. The original paint was so bad that it had to be repainted. It comes with several layers of beautiful High Seas Blue paint which is close to a turquoise color and really pops with the chrome mic. There are zero engravings, dents or corrosion. Total dimensions with 55S on the stand is 9 1/2 inches high x 5 inches wide X 7 inches deep. The original Shure button is still present but missing the paint logo. Please let the detailed pics be your guide. All 5 original rubber pads were missing so new felt pads were used to pad the stand. The cable clamp is missing as well. The stand has the original brass screw to hold the mic directly to the base. It's a beautiful piece sure to draw attention anywhere it's displayed. 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 RARE 1960 Webster SS667 / Shure 55 S dynamic cardioid microphone w stand" is in sale since Friday, March 29, 2019. 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.