I'm getting ready to record a classical guitarist in my studio. There will be no other instruments; only his guitar. I'm thinking I may record him in mono, and just wondered what you more experienced folks think about that... I've got three decent mics: two AKG C1000s and a Rode NT1-A. Tonight I was experimenting with various mic setups while playing my own guitar (yikes!). I really like the sound of the Rode; it just seems warmer, especially when you get around 4 inches or so from the guitar. The AKGs sound very decent too. I liked them in an XY setup within three inches or so of the 12th fret. They also sounded good in an XY in front of the sound hole, but I'm worried that it will get too boomy. The spaced-pair setup (one above my right shoulder and one facing the 12th fret) also sounded pretty good. Of course, I know that this will be a different musician with a different instrument, and I'll have to try out various mic placements until I find something that sounds good (and that will work with his playing). But I have the feeling the Rode will sound better on his instrument, too. I recorded myself with the Rode on a mono track and then inserted the SIR reverb (mono to stereo) on it, and it sounded pretty good! Listening to some classical guitar tracks on Pandora, I've noticed that while the sound is reverberant, it is pretty centered-- the tracks almost sound like they may have been recorded in mono... Thoughts, suggestions? Thanks!