In this free video tutorial for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey talks about some of his tips and tricks for getting a great recorded acoustic guitar sound even when you have limited equipment.
James starts talking about one of the absolute basics, tuning. If your guitar is even slightly out of tune, it does not matter how great it sounds, it will always be out of tune. Tuners are inexpensive so make sure you have one on the guitar at all times.
James goes on to talk about mic placement. The position of the mic around the instrument can make all the difference, turning a good sounding guitar into a great one or when positioned wrongly a great sounding guitar into a bad sounding one. It's all about experimenting and knowing what you want from the tone of the instrument.