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AKG C412 - what are they worth? Recorders, Players & Tape Machines
Old 4th January 2010
  #1
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AKG C412 - what are they worth?

I have a pair of AKG C412s with the original CK12 capsules. I am the second owner. Bought them in the mid-80s from a studio that closed. Sequential serial numbers even: 234, 235. I had Tracy Korby clean both capsules last year. These were my first "good" mics, so there is more than a little sentimental attachment to them. They are in great shape. I just fired both of them up and they both sound good to me. One may be a bit hotter than the other (wasn't a rigorous test), but sound quality/tone is similar.

On the other hand, they're just sitting in a cabinet not being used. My studio days are over and should I get a wild hair up my ass, I have a nice CAD VX2 and a couple Earthworks QTC-1s to record acoustic stuff with.

I'm guessing they are worth $1500 - $2000 each given their rarity, excellent physical condition, recent cleaning, and sequential serial numbers. I'm not even sure I want to sell them, but if the right offer came around, well, I guess it's better to know they are being used rather than sitting idle. Problem is, there are so few of them out there for sale that I can't seem to get a good handle on what the going rate is.

Any input on what they are worth would be appreciated...

Here's a photo:

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Old 4th January 2010
  #2
Lives for gear
 

I sold one about a year ago for $1250, and it wasn't as clean as yours. I still have a pair, great sounding mics!
Old 5th January 2010
  #3
Gear Head
 

Thanks for the reply Jeff. Any/all data points are helpful.
Old 2nd December 2012
  #4
Here for the gear
 

Super long shot here, as this post was in 2010, but do you still have these mics and are looking to sell?

Thanks!
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