I have had the opportunity to use this Golden Age ribbon microphone on several occasions in the studio. I feel it does a remarkable job in many situations. I cannot vouch for its longevity, as ribbon microphones are more fragile by design and construction, but for the price this microphone is a gem. Using this mic with a preamp that has a bit of extra gain will yield some great results. It came packaged with the largest shock mount stand holder I have ever seen!
Above the photo is an example of trumpet that I recorded with this microphone. The talented artist is Herm Matlock.