Hi forum, First time posting here... read a lot of posts on mic pres and I can't decide what would be a good choice to track my nylon string guitar thru. I have a matched pair RODE NT5s, MOTU 828mkII (2mic pres) and Art DUAL MP, and a LRBaggs PARA DI for the pickup. I am not sure if I want to waiste my time tracking thru the Art unit or should I invest in better pres. My initial tests with the NT5s and ART DP gave OK results. I have to work on nailing the sweet spot everytime I am ready to record. Recording the pickup thru PARA DI=>MOTU pres seems to keep the guitar "in focus". I was advised to simply "go ahead" and get Brent Averills 1272 without too much thinking. While I realize this idea is great it seems way out of my league (for now at least) since I am not a recording engineer. Then I came here and I found only one thread on recording classical guitar and million different opinions. Buying mic pres in this price range is a studio investment, right? However, I'd like to track myself home since I play four nights a week and maintain a daytime job (health insurance, ya know!) and don't have time to go to any studios. I guess I can afford to spend around $1300 on a dual mic pre unit like Vintech1272. Another cheaper alternative is (are) two GT bricks. The Sabatron stuff seems very promising as well. In your experience which pres gave you good results tracking acoustic insturments? I play fingerstyle jazz/latin jazz/nuvo flamenco/bossa etc. I also have SM57 and Senheiser 609e for micing my amps whenever I play electric. I will be using Digital Performer 4.52 with a G5. Thanks!