Get The Tone
Pecknold uses the venerable Martin D18 acoustic, in many ways this is the perfect strummer’s guitar. His is even fitted with a double pickguard to protect it on both sides. For this recording I used a Taylor GS mini with a Neumann KM184 mic. Any good acoustic will work well here; something balanced across all the strings. Also experiment with pick weights and material as this can have a huge influence on tone.