There are several ways to mic an acoustic guitar:

  1. Traditional microphone on mic stand
  2. Acoustic guitar pickup
  3. Acoustic guitar with built-in internal microphone (eg. some Ovation guitars)

Which type of mic setup is ideal for recording? for playing live solo? for playing live with other musicians?

asked 16 Mar '10, 05:21

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(10 May '10, 12:11) Mark C

Just found a guide to recording flamenco guitar. I think it might be useful


answered 28 May '10, 10:39

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For studio recording, place a condenser microphone about 12 inches away from the guitar, pointed at the 12th fret. Listen to the recording and adjust toward the soundhole for more bass, toward the headstock for less.


answered 17 Jun '10, 21:19

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