Within a couple days, the microphone was delivered. Trumpet/sax/trombone mics are kind of the forgotten child of live sound gear, but the AKG is a solid device to buy sight unseen. Price point is good, and the sound quality is perfectly usable for the needs of most people. Naturally, a mic that costs $1000 is going to be a little more precise, but for the average person rushing on stage with all sorts of perils on the gig (like myself), this is a great choice. Works great in top 40 groups, reggae/ska, trop rock, etc.