Niles, IL (September 22, 2016)—While it might seem like the venerable SM58 mic has been around since the dawn of time, the perennial ‘go-to’ staple has actually “only” been around for 50 years. To mark the microphone milestone, Shure is introducing a 50th Anniversary model—the SM58-50A—and is planning a number of commemorative events.

Some of the events will include a charitable auction of specially-designed SM58 artist editions; a comprehensive, multi-lingual website of historical information, artist photos, videos, and fan stories; the ability for fans to share their experiences and memorable moments on social media and through a video project submission; special edition t-shirts and more.

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The SM58-50A Limited Edition microphone is technically a standard SM58 but features a silver finish (denoting the Silver anniversary) and printed denotation of the 50th Anniversary on the handle. It also ships with a commemorative certificate, photo print, historical user guide, and a celebratory sticker.

“The SM58 has been at the center of unforgettable musical performances for 50 years and has left its mark on generations of audiences and performers,” said Soren Pedersen, product specialist at Shure. “Truly, it was born to perform, and any performer who picks up an SM58 in 2016 can depend on that same great sound that so many have shared in. We are thrilled and honored to celebrate this milestone and look forward to hearing about the experiences of SM58 fans from around the world.

The SM58-50A special anniversary microphone has a retail price of $109 and is available at select retailers. Commemorative SM58 Anniversary t-shirts are also being offered for sale.

Shure SM58 50th Anniversary