Thanks everyone who responded to my earlier post. You guys are great. I have a chance for a good deal on a Shure KSM 27 and an AT 4033. I'll have just one mic for recording strumming and fingerpicking on a Martin HD28--lots of bass, a bit less high end. (I thought I'd read somewhere that SDs are better for acoustics.) Which would be a better choice, a LD like the 27 or 4033, or a SD for $200-400? I'm new to all this and have to get something without hearing it first. Also, my Korg D1200 recorder has 48v phantom power. Will this get good results or do I need a mic pre of some sort? Thanks again.