For Sale: John Lennon’s Microphone

The one he used to record 'Imagine'...

A microphone which John Lennon used to record 'Imagine' has been placed on sale, with bids starting at £1500.

More than 30 years after his death, John Lennon remains an instantly recognisable icon. Renowned for his work with The Beatles, the Liverpool born artist's solo work also retains an enduring place in pop culture.

Produced by Phil Spector, the 'Imagine' album is perhaps the most potent of Lennon's post-Beatles output. Containing that seminal title cut – and countless other fantastic moments – it remains John Lennon's best selling solo release.

Now studio equipment used to record the album has emerged online. Amongst the studio trickery on offer are all manner of modulators and tape recorders, but perhaps the items of most interest are a pair of Neumann microphones.

Yep, you really could own the microphones John Lennon used to record 'Imagine'…

Here's the full Craiglist listing.

STUDER B62 stereo tape recorders (2) with 706 varispeed unit, serial numbers 2077, 2078
EMT 140S stereo transistor reverberation plates (2) with internally powered remote control, serial numbers 02802, 02824
GARRARD 401 record transcription deck with pick-up amplifier
MARSHALL 5002 time modulator
NEUMANN condenser microphones U87 (2), serial numbers 8153, 8154
NEUMANN condenser microphones KM84i (3), serial numbers 4104, 4105, 4095
NEUMANN condenser microphones U47fet (2), serial numbers 3222, 3224

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