I love this mic! I have used it for years in the studio and now use it live for acoustic guitar after years of trying every pickup and gadget out there with great dissatisfaction. I bought my first MK as a poor man's Neumann KM84. I have a stereo pair of KM184's as well as an old vintage KM84. On some guitars I reach for the MK12's instead of the KM's which sound more open to me and a bit less polished.