As I mentioned before in this post about how I record vocals, I like being able to quickly and easily get ideas captured. It doesn’t matter how pretty it is up front, just as long as I can get out of my head what I am hearing. Once it’s down I can go back and rework it, massage the concept until it sounds better, plays better, feels better.
The current guitars that I am using are my Taylor Acoustic and a Fender Stratocaster. I run these through the interface that I showed in the vocal post, and use Native Instruments Guitar Rig Pro to help me get the feels for the electric. It gives me the option of choosing the style of amp and the pedals that I want to use. I also have a few pedals that I incorporate into the mix sometimes.
When I am recording acoustic, I sometimes run directly into the interface. Other times I’ll go through and do a mic setup to record more of the nuances of the guitar.
I do all the tracking in the FL Studio DAW. A lot of people knock it, but I think it makes it super easy to get ideas down and to work out other concepts.