Best acoustic guitar microphones: studio and live options to capture your acoustic tone perfectly

Best acoustic guitar microphones
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What should you be looking for when searching for one of the best acoustic guitar microphones? Regardless of where you’re playing, capturing the highest sonic qualities of your instrument should always be top of the agenda. 

To some, an acoustic guitar is just a bit of wood with a hole and some strings, but we guitarists know better than that. With endless harmonic nuances and vast dynamic qualities, you need the right microphone to seize every ounce of tone. With our selection of the very best acoustic guitar mics – across budgets to suit everybody – these microphones have you covered.

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Connor Godfrey

Connor is a contributor to Guitar World and MusicRadar. Having been a guitarist since the age of 10, he's played bass and guitar in bands across the South West of England. He has a background in audio engineering, having worked in some of the UK’s best studios including Rockfield and Invada, and has a passion for recording guitar. He is always keen to discover the greatest gear for capturing tone, be that microphones, audio interfaces or cab simulators.