Originally Posted by ssaudio
I've recorded loads and loads of classical and flamenco guitar. I wouldn't ever advise close micing, always from at least 1.2m away (even when playing in an ensemble).
Mono cardioid is fine, especially if the room sounds poor, but there's no reason why you couldn't experiment with stereo recording techniques too - just keep plenty of distance between your mic and guitar, both need the space for the sound to develop
Thanks for the tip. ALso, how about when I want to do rythm guitars that will go into a mix? When you are 1.2m away,, do you usually have that mic eye level, or are you micing lower than that?