It appears that Neumann mikes are the gold standard for condensor mikes, as the price would imply. Given that a pair of them is worth the price of a really sweet guitar, my simple question is: Are they worth it for recording solo steel string acoustic guitar? I am slowly getting better and better acoustic results from my very modest gear, but I feel some gear lust for Neumanns encroaching. How much of a difference will it make if I spend a couple thou on those puppies and at least a thou on a better preamp to match them? There are decent discounts on eBay for the mikes but it's still a ton of money. As a reference point for my current recording sound quality, I would offer this tune, recorded dry on pretty darn cheap MXL condensors and an mAudio DMP3 preamp: http://home.comcast.net/~musicarea/crossing_crystal_lake.mp3 Sounds pretty good to me, but what do I know. Would Neumanns make a tangible difference worth a multi-thousand-dollar investment? In what way, acoustically speaking?