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You really can't beat a Sure SM58 microphone for general usability for multiple types of recording, cost and reliability. The SM58 is primarily aimed at vocals and has a frequency response optimized for vocals. They are only $99.00 and available anywhere. They are also extremely reliable. You can drop one off a building and have 100% confidence it will work for years afterwords. They come with an XLR cable for connection to higher quality pre-amp inputs on consoles but also come with a traditional 1/4" phone jack adapter. For an extra $5.00, there is a version with an on/off switch (recommended). The SM58 will fit any standard mic stand so you can get a boom to position the mic EXACTLY where you want it next to the guitar while you play.

I have no familiarity with microphones that include a USB interface that you might want if you need to be able to plug it directly into an iPhone or Android phone. A quick scan at shows a few models from Rode and Audio-Technica in the $99 to $169 range that have a USB interface and come with a mini desktop tripod stand.

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