I've got a takamine and a fender (cd140?). The fender is cheap but a brilliant jam guitar - it just seems so harsh to record up close. I took off my elixirs and replaced with heavy gauge rotos and it still sounds horrible on strummy parts up close. Tried different mics and signal paths, i guess some guitars jam well but are a b*tch to record.
Over the shoulder micing worked better
Am looking at an epiphone j-45 VS 1963 custom shop