One of my biggest problems with getting a good electric or accoustic guitar sound is the abundance of string and fret noise. I'll touch on the accoustic side of things first. I have a fairly nice new Takamine accoustic which sounds incredible. I find I get the best sound about 10 inches from between the soundhole and fretboard, pointed slightly inward. I seem to pick up alot more noise from my fingers moving along the strings than I'd like to. Is this a common issue with accoustic guitars? Could it be my technique that needs adressing? Is my guitar just particularily noisy? Or is this something that anyone else finds they need to account for in mic positioning or in some other way? Also in my electric guitar recordings I find that I get alot of noise when I down pick along the strings, usually when palm muting. I do use a heavier pick and somewhat heavy gauge strings. I would really appreciate any comments or advice anyone could dish out to minimize my guitary troubles as much as possible. Have a great day!