Trident Studios Neumann microphone expected at $16,000



2015-06-26 12:58:38

Trident Studios Neumann microphone expected at $16,000

The Neumann U67 microphone was used in the famed Trident Studios for 15 years

A Neumann microphone that was used in the famed Trident Studios for over a decade is expecting strong results in an upcoming sale of music and film memorabilia, to be held on September 8 in the UK.

Neumann microphone Trident Studios PFC Auctions will also play host to a microphone with a fascinating history

The Trident Studios was founded in 1967 by Norman Sheffield, drummer for 1960s band The Hunters and founding manager of Queen. Situated in London's Soho, the studio saw many famous names record their finest works under its roof, before it was sold in 1982.

The microphone was employed at the studio from 1967 until the studio's closure, meaning it would have been used by the like of David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Queen and Black Sabbath -to name but a few.

The Beatles also recorded tracks from the White Album, as well as I Want You (She's So Heavy) from the Abbey Road album, at Trident.

Besides the microphone's outstanding heritage, it also comes with superb provenance, having been consigned by Norman Sheffield himself. It will be sold, accompanied by a letter of authenticity on Trident Studios headed paper, for 8,000-10,000 ($12,500-16,000). The microphone is in good condition, although it does not come with a power supply.

A Neumann U67 recently sold on eBay for $7,000 without the fascinating background that the current example boasts, making the estimate given attractive to collectors.

Our sister company, PFC Auctions, is also featuring a microphone with a fascinating story - a superb Reslo ribbonmic used in the Beatles' favourite venue, the Cavern, from 1964 to 1966. The auction opens today (September 6) and will close on September 27.

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