Having recorded electric guitar since the 1960's, it's not too complicated.
First, I use condensers, always. They are never shoved up against the grill, always 1~2 feet back where "the sound" comes together. One is enough, if it's the right mic.
I tend to use flat response condensers, no need for built in "mic EQ". I use very fast and open mic preamps, made here. Recently I've enjoyed using custom made mics with C-12 capsules and my own electronics. The goal is to capture what I hear and not change it as I like the tones I produce.
I have various amps and speakers, that's where the tone and variety come from, not the recording gear. The recording gear just mirrors what I play.