Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
The benefits to using the Shure SM57 for recording guitar are numerous. For one (like all Shure microphones) it's built like a tank so you don’t have to worry about putting it in danger wherever you use it. The SM57 also comes equipped with a high maximum SPL so this unit easily handles the loud volume of a cranked up amplifier without distorting the actual signal itself. The tight cardioid pattern of this microphone offers a direct, in-your-face signal of whatever you point it in front of. The SM57 is also able to be easily paired up with other microphones, giving users the ability to customize and experiment with their recording sounds.