PG81 Instrument Microphone for acoustic Instruments

The PG81 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone is a professional quality flat-response microphone designed to be used for sensitive acoustic instrument applications.

Best suited to: Hihat, Overhead, Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Brass
Condenser Cardioid

What is the PG81 best suited to?

The PG81 would be an ideal choice for an amateur/semi-pro musician looking to mic up their acoustic instrument such as acoustic guitar, strings, woodwind, overhead percussion or piano, either in a live or recording environment.

How do I power my PG81?

As the PG81 is a condenser microphone, it requires phantom power for it to work. On the PG81, this can achieved in two ways by either using the phantom power source from your mixer, or by using the internal AA battery (supplied) 

Full drum kits from Shure:


  • Flat frequency response is wide and uniform. Consistent sensitivity through frequency range.
  • Cardioid polar pattern picks up the most sound from in front of the microphone and some sound from the sides. Less susceptible to feedback in high volume settings.
  • Condenser cartridge has a lightweight, sensitive diaphragm. Precisely and smoothly captures sound nuances. Powered by AA battery or phantom power supply.
  • Internal shock mount for reduced handling noise.
  • Durable metal construction.
  • On/off switch for onstage control.
  • Includes 15ft. (4.57m) cable, break-resistant mic clip and storage bag.

Tech Specs


PG81 User Guide PDF

In the box

  • 4.5 m Cable (Part No.: 95D2153)
  • Mic Clip (Part no: A25D)
  • Microphone Bag (Part No.: 26D18)
  • 5/8 to 3/8 Inch Thread Adapter (Part No.: 31A1856)
  • AA Battery


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