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Retro Gear Shop is an authorized dealer for Melodium microphones, handmade in France and come with a standard warranty.

The iconic Melodium 42B ribbon microphone originally built by Charles Boutelleau and Émile Furn in Paris in the early 1940s, is back. Rebuilt and optimised by the expert team at Kerwax, the 42Bn revives one of the biggest and most well-regarded ribbon microphones.
The microphone, the box, and all the accessories are made with extreme care and love, with most of the parts being locally sourced and crafted. From the microphone itself down to the wooden box, everything is handmade in France. Melodium work with a local foundry, a craftsman who makes the box in the Jura region, and suppliers who work with respect for the environment and people.