#7
try a sound hole pickup, any good music shop has them.good luck
#8
Get Good Recording software. Sonoma Riffworks can be had for $100. Get a condensor mic ie MXL V63M can be had for around $70. Get a set of headphones. (record while wearing headphones and your computer speakers turned down or off. Sony has a set for $20.00. Mic boom. There are a lot of good recording manuals you can get and some are free.

If you use your computer get a decent soundcard made for the job. There are lots out there. I use the soundblaster XFI Extreme music but there are others out there. Check out Musician's Friend or Guitar Center. Find the sweet spot on your guitar and put your mic there and record it from that spot with a wall to your back but not to your front.

Experiment, a lot. Search the internet for tips.
#9
Pointing it at the sound hole will sound boomy. Better to aim the mic about a foot away from the 12th fret and angled slightly towards the body of the guitar.

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#10
Or u could just get a guitar that has a pickup. Recording with acoustic pickup guitars are much clearer in terms of sound quality
#11
^ And sound much less acoustic. There are people who might use both the pickup and a mic professionally, but I can guarantee you that every studio will have at least one high quality condenser mic pointed at their acoustic recordings.

Gear:
Partscaster/Tele into a bunch of pedals, a Maz 18 head, and a Z Best cab.
#13
Thats probably more a recording forum question, but I have heard good things about this:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/MXL-990USB-USB-Powered-Condenser-Microphone?sku=271009


Its a condenser that essentially uses bus power instead of a preamp. I have the same microphone with the XLR connections, and I love it. There is a user here that I know uses one, and I'm about 90% sure the recording on his profile was done with it.

http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/ndakasimba/

He isn't really very active on here anymore, but he might answer a PM if you had any questions for him.

Gear:
Partscaster/Tele into a bunch of pedals, a Maz 18 head, and a Z Best cab.
#15
Don't go for the sound hole approach if i was you, picks up alot of resonance that you may not want. Aim the mic at the 12th fret approx. 2ft away from the fret board. If you have 2 mics you might want to position the 2nd one near the sound hole, or maybe as a string mic.
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#16
Quote by tb_1337
well, i put the mic into a kareoke machine and hit the record button but the quality of the sound was terrible


Aren't all kareoke machine recordings terrible quality?
#17
Quote by corndogggy
Aren't all kareoke machine recordings terrible quality?


Yeah, pretty much.

To get good quality recordings you really need to use a proper instrument mic through a proper soundcard or interface.

Pickups in the guitar are handy for playing live, but they dont really cut it for recording, i mean they work, but to get that true acoustic sound you need a proper mic.

You probably want to go with something like this:
Cheaper alternative:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Tascam-US122L-USB2.0-Audio-Midi-Computer-Interface?sku=242192
or, slightly mroe expensive one:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Digidesign-Mbox-2-Mini-?sku=700498

Then go for a decent mic. Mic's. i'm not really up with, so someone else might be able to suggest somethign there. But at least you have a somethign to look at now.