The Shure SM58 is the kind of go-to dynamic microphone for live vocal performances that doesn’t need much of an introduction. Since hitting the market way, way back in 1966, it has remained an affordable and reliable means of tracking perfectly passable studio vocals. It’s also a microphone capable of withstanding all kinds of wear and tear on tour.
Short of breaking it yourself, which you must do quite deliberately, a Shure SM58 can last you a lifetime. Just be careful not to buy a knock-off mic, because the marketplace is practically flooded with these, and they are barely distinguishable as fakes.
If you ever wanted to inject a dose of personality in your trusty Shure SM58, you now have the opportunity to choose the color of the mic and windshield yourself, thanks to the master colorists at Colorware. Or maybe you want to freshen up your band’s live vibe by adding a splash of colour. The iconic microphone is available to order in a choice of 58 solid and metallic colours, along with two types of finish – matte and gloss.
Price & shipping
The tool on Colorware’s website will let you customize the microphone as you see fit, and buy it brand-new for $150. Shipping takes about three weeks and covers pretty much the entire world. You may have to pay some tax and customs according to your country’s laws, though.
Colorizing and ordering your custom Shure SM58 can be done here. The wireless Shure QLX-D24 SM58 variant is also up for the procedure, and can be found here. Colorware also sells a bunch of Sennheiser dynamic vocal microphones in custom colors. You can have a look at them here.