We now live in this era where almost everyone has a podcast. Anyone with a Macbook can create their own studio-quality music, as long as they have a good microphone. So there is a big surge in popularity when it comes to audio equipment. Successful musicians and music producers also have the big bucks to spend on collectible vintage mics. A Vintage Neumann U 67 Large Diaphragm Multipattern Tube Condenser Microphone recently sold on eBay for $14,000.
It’s rare to find vintage mics in good condition. Years ago, it was rare for anyone to own a microphone, unless they were professionals. So if you see vintage microphones in good, working condition at a yard sale, it’s almost always worth snatching it up. Just make sure you do the research, test it out, and communicate openly with the buyer.