Everything you’ve heard about Neumann mics is true (assuming you heard only good things). My TLM103 is remarkable. I’ve used it on alto saxophone, upright bass, female vocals, male spoken word, a Steinway piano, an acoustic nylon string guitar, a clarinet, and a toy accordion. In every instance, the track lept out of the mix with clarity and life. I often pair it with a UA Solo/610 Tube Pre for added warmth. What a killer combo.

The Neumann TL103. Very highly recommended!