Find the right instrument microphone for you

Shure instrument microphones

Shure instrument microphones are the industry standard offering legendary sound quality and reliability. Whether you need an instrument microphone for recording in the studio or for on stage, Shure will have a microphone to suit your needs and budget. Use this site to help you find the best instrument microphone for anything from piano and guitar, to percussion, strings or drums.

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Most Popular Instrument Mics

  • General
  • Amplified Instruments
  • Acoustic Instruments
  • Drums & Percussion
  • Brass & Strings
PG57 Instrument Microphone
Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone designed with rugged durability and excellent sound for use in amplified and acoustic instrument applications.

Best suited to:
Electric Guitar

Also great for:
Snare, Toms, Brass

Dynamic
Cardioid
RRP: £ 56.40
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Highly versatile cardioid dynamic mic for clean reproduction of amplified and acoustic instruments, ideal for sound reinforcement and recording.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Electric Guitar, Percussion

Also great for:
Brass

Dynamic
Cardioid
RRP: £ 105.60
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PG81 Condenser Microphone entry level
Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone with flat-response, designed to be used for sensitive acoustic instrument applications.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass, Drumset

Also great for:
Choir & Orchestra, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 130.80
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SM137 Instrument Microphone
Versatile, flat-response cardioid probe mic with an ultra-thin diaphragm for natural sound reproduction in acoustic and high volume applications.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Strings, Choir & Orchestra, Piano, Brass

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 192.00
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Beta 27 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
The Beta 27 is a side address condenser supercardioid microphone precision engineered for professional sound reinforcement

Best suited to:
Electric Guitar, Hihat, Overhead, Brass, Piano

Also great for:
Vocals, Bass Drum

Condenser
Supercardioid
RRP: £ 385.20
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Beta 181BI Instrument Microphone
Ultra compact, small diaphragm side-address condenser microphone with interchangeable capsules for different polar patterns.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Choir & Orchestra

Also great for:
Additional acoust. instr., Electric Guitar

Condenser
Supercardioid
Omnidirectional
Cardioid
Bidirectional
RRP: £ 433.20
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Highly versatile cardioid dynamic mic for clean reproduction of amplified and acoustic instruments, ideal for sound reinforcement and recording.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Electric Guitar, Percussion

Also great for:
Brass

Dynamic
Cardioid
RRP: £ 105.60
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Precision-engineered dynamic microphone designed for detailed reproduction of amplified or acoustic instruments.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Electric Guitar, Percussion

Also great for:
Strings, Brass

Dynamic
Supercardioid
RRP: £ 134.40
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Shure PG27 XLR Microphone
The PG27 side-address cardioid condenser microphone was designed with a flat frequency response for natural reproduction in instrument and vocal recording applications.

Best suited to:
Speech, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass

Also great for:
Vocals, Hihat, Overhead, Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 134.40
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Rugged and versatile large-diaphragm, side-address cardioid condenser microphone, with premium components for stage and studio

Best suited to:
Vocals, Brass

Also great for:
Bass Drum, Electric Guitar

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 289.20
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Beta 27 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
The Beta 27 is a side address condenser supercardioid microphone precision engineered for professional sound reinforcement

Best suited to:
Electric Guitar, Hihat, Overhead, Brass, Piano

Also great for:
Vocals, Bass Drum

Condenser
Supercardioid
RRP: £ 385.20
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PG81 Condenser Microphone entry level
Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone with flat-response, designed to be used for sensitive acoustic instrument applications.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass, Drumset

Also great for:
Choir & Orchestra, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 130.80
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Shure PG27 XLR Microphone
The PG27 side-address cardioid condenser microphone was designed with a flat frequency response for natural reproduction in instrument and vocal recording applications.

Best suited to:
Speech, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass

Also great for:
Vocals, Hihat, Overhead, Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 134.40
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SM137 Instrument Microphone
Versatile, flat-response cardioid probe mic with an ultra-thin diaphragm for natural sound reproduction in acoustic and high volume applications.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Strings, Choir & Orchestra, Piano, Brass

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 192.00
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Legendary industry-standard, flat-response cardioid condenser microphone, featuring a wide frequency response and low self-noise.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass, Drumset

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 318.00
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Premium condenser mic with a cardioid pattern for acoustic instruments, detailed and extremely precise sound in the studio and live performance

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Piano, Choir & Orchestra, Strings, Acoustic Guitar, Drumset

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Brass, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 434.70
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KSM141 Instrument Microphone
Premium Condenser microphone with switchable polar pattern, optimized for acoustic instrments

Best suited to:
Piano, Choir & Orchestra, Strings, Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Brass, Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
Omnidirectional
Cardioid
RRP: £ 502.99
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Highly versatile cardioid dynamic mic for clean reproduction of amplified and acoustic instruments, ideal for sound reinforcement and recording.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Electric Guitar, Percussion

Also great for:
Brass

Dynamic
Cardioid
RRP: £ 105.60
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PG81 Condenser Microphone entry level
Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone with flat-response, designed to be used for sensitive acoustic instrument applications.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass, Drumset

Also great for:
Choir & Orchestra, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 130.80
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A compact drum mic engineered for close miking of snare and toms. The supercardioid design provides maximum isolation from other onstage sounds.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Percussion

Also great for:
Electric Guitar

Dynamic
Supercardioid
RRP: £ 144.00
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Beta 98AMP Instrument Microphone
Miniature cardioid condenser microphone with integrated preamplifier and A75M universal microphone mount

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Percussion

Also great for:
Additional acoust. instr.

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 270.00
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Beta 181BI Instrument Microphone
Ultra compact, small diaphragm side-address condenser microphone with interchangeable capsules for different polar patterns.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Choir & Orchestra

Also great for:
Additional acoust. instr., Electric Guitar

Condenser
Supercardioid
Omnidirectional
Cardioid
Bidirectional
RRP: £ 433.20
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KSM32SL Condenser Microphone champagne
Premium condenser mic featuring an extremely flat, extended frequency response to provide a perfectly transparent or neutral reproduction

Best suited to:
Vocals, Brass, Hihat, Overhead

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Strings

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 578.40
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Precision-engineered dynamic microphone designed for detailed reproduction of amplified or acoustic instruments.

Best suited to:
Snare, Toms, Electric Guitar, Percussion

Also great for:
Strings, Brass

Dynamic
Supercardioid
RRP: £ 134.40
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PG81 Condenser Microphone entry level
Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone with flat-response, designed to be used for sensitive acoustic instrument applications.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass, Drumset

Also great for:
Choir & Orchestra, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 130.80
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SM137 Instrument Microphone
Versatile, flat-response cardioid probe mic with an ultra-thin diaphragm for natural sound reproduction in acoustic and high volume applications.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Strings, Choir & Orchestra, Piano, Brass

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 192.00
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Rugged and versatile large-diaphragm, side-address cardioid condenser microphone, with premium components for stage and studio

Best suited to:
Vocals, Brass

Also great for:
Bass Drum, Electric Guitar

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 289.20
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Legendary industry-standard, flat-response cardioid condenser microphone, featuring a wide frequency response and low self-noise.

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass, Drumset

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 318.00
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Premium condenser mic with a cardioid pattern for acoustic instruments, detailed and extremely precise sound in the studio and live performance

Best suited to:
Hihat, Overhead, Piano, Choir & Orchestra, Strings, Acoustic Guitar, Drumset

Also great for:
Electric Guitar, Brass, Additional acoust. instr., Percussion

Condenser
Cardioid
RRP: £ 434.70
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