I have had this microphone for about 5 years and it has never failed me once. The clarity and warmth of this microphone amazed me from the very first time I used it. I was recommended to buy this microphone by a sales person at the store and I cannot express how thankful I am for that advice. This microphone works great on vocals, acoustic guitars, and even percussion instruments such as shakers. This microphone is just amazing for its cost. Rode = Quality in my book!