@ JQ and Rewing:
I played a 2009 Salvador Castillo with European Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. I recorded everything in a spare (almost empty) bedroom in my apartment here in Guanajuato, Mexico using Pro Tools LE and an Mbox2. The room has all concrete walls and a ceramic tile floor so it has a natural reverberation that is very guitar friendly. So many of the places I have stayed in Spain, Mexico and Central America have rooms like that and I really think it affected the growth of the guitar in those cultures -- it just sounds so good!
I recorded in stereo using a Neumann TLM 103 and a AKG C1000 in a near coincident pair pattern with the Neumann aimed at the 12th fret and the AKG aimed at the soundboard just below the bridge. The mics werer about 8-10 inches from the instrument which is closer than most CG recordings but is more the norm in the fingerstyle or rock world. If I would have had an even better space to record in, I would have put the mics farther away to capture more room sound and reduce the negative elements of close miking.
I applied a small amount of reverb during the mix using the "Concert Hall" setting in the AIR reverb plugin. I also added a tiny amount of the Dverb plugin with the "Medium Church" setting. A lot of folks hate the dverb but I found that just a touch of it adds a little color to the upper harmonics and really enlivens a recording. If abused, it sounds awful for sure!
I used no EQ in mixing and but wound up using a hi-pass filter to roll off a little of the low end during mastering. I tried some multi-band compression, some stereo imaging and some harmonic exciter during mastering but they all took away from the "chewiness" of the sound. So, I wound up only applying the slight bit of EQ during mastering and otherwise left everything alone.
@Cary W: Thanks! I love to paint and draw as a sort of "cross-training" for composing and playing music. I've been so busy with moving and recording the CD that I haven't done much lately.