I fear the op seems to have unwittingly opened a can of worms. As you can see/read there is a lot you can do with recording electric gtr. Start at square one with just a small amp and a 57 (or other mic you already have). You really can't go far wrong with that. I think others (as well as you) are getting carried away and going too deep if you haven't any experience in this area and have simple needs. You don't really want to get into "this is what Jimmy Page used on xxx song" debates.
Start with the above and don't worry too much.
Haven't thought of a good line yet.