Originally Posted by Scott Whigham
Wow - this turned into much more fun than I expected. Thanks everyone for taking the time.
Some of you mentioned "intimate" - that's the perfect word for describing what I'm going for.
M/S with condenser as mid and ribbon or very mellow condenser as side is nice. Send to reverb mainly, if not only off the side mic. Maybe add a 'room mic'. If so, use that as main verb feed = intimate and stereo and 3D.
If you add a second guitar, try panning the main guitar's mid mic full left and side mic full right (no M/S matrix, only leave mics the same), feed verb off side mic and pan in the middle, mono. Then loads of room for the second the other way, mid mic to the right...lots of room and size and still honest.