so i was thinking of getting one of these for some basic guitar recording, and maybe getting the condenser mic for better recording of vocals.

is this a decent recorder?

i doubt i will need more then 4 tracks for anything im doing, so being limited by tracks shouldnt be a problem for me, im just wanting to make sure its worth the money before i buy it
For tracking ideas it's a very nice unit but a little high in price so I suggest looking for one on sale or used on ebay.

I was not aware that they made a condenser mics to plug into this unit nor did I know it had on board phantom power but if that's affordable I would give it a shot if you don't like the sound of the on board mic.

Also look into the new Zoom H2 recorder or older H4.