It also comes with original maintenance records from 1965, where capsule and outside housing were replaced by Gotham. Unfortunately outside Neumann SN tag wasn't replaced when new housing was installed. Its quite impossible these days to find an original replacement. It doesn't affect mic's performance in any way. SN can be seen inside mic's body.
I recently replaced the VF14 tube mount with a new one. The older was not very firm. I didn't want to risk damaging such expensive tube. No other maintenance was performed recently. Original Neumann U47 Long Body with VF14 tube and KK47 capsule.
Telefunken modern Power Supply (more stable and reliable than the original). Bottom line: this is a 60+ years old mic.
It certainly has gone through several maintenance processes, parts replacement, as any other original Neumann U47 that has been used in professional studios. I have done an AB comparison with a modern Telefunken USA U47 recently and I can tell the Neumann was quieter (even being 50 years older), but they sounded very similar to my ears.Never had a single issue with sellers. The item "Neumann U47 Original VF14 Long Body with Gotham Maintenance Records" is in sale since Wednesday, January 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Microphones & Wireless Systems". The seller is "giba_nh" and is located in Antioch, Tennessee.
This item can be shipped to United States.