I've only had the chance to use the AKG C 60 for one application, but next time I go to the studio where I used it, it's definitely going to get a second look for some other things. I used it to record hi hats within the context of a full drum kit and I was really impressed with the clear sound it achieved without having to do much for it. It was a simple case of throwing the mic in a good spot and running it through an amazing console and it produced a very true sound. The studio I used the AKG C 60 at is one of the biggest in the world and I think they have a few of these on hand. I almost went with the AKG C 61, which is very similar and I had had prior use with it, but decided to take a little risk and try this mic since I had heard great thing about it. I'm glad I did as I'll definitely be using it again next time I'm working over there. I don't know anything about price or availability when it comes to the AKG C 60, but I can't imagine it being cheap or very easily accessible. If you're looking for a vintage small diaphragm however, it might be worth doing a little leg work for it.