I needed a mic for our singer's classical guitar. She only uses it for a couple of songs but it will allow me a bit more freedom to do my thing as I was basically just playing what she was doing on her unamplified classical. I found this on sale at Long and McQuade. Sennheiser - E835 Mic with 5 Meter Cable and Boom Stand Sennheiser - E835 Mic with 5 Meter Cable and Boom Stand www.long-mcquade.com I was going to get a SM58 or another Apex 381 (Yorkville SM58 clone, I have two). The Sennheiser got good reviews online and came with a cheap stand and cable so I thought I'd give it a try. So far I like it for my voice. It has a bit better highs and a bit more of a mid boost than either the SM58 or the Apex. I think Monica will get an Apex 381 for her guitar and I will get this one for backup vocals.