I've recently started recording some covers of various songs, and a few of these covers involved using a guitar or a ukulele that arn't fitted with pickups. So I recorded them via a studio microphone. However I think the sound quality is a little inconsistent both tonally and in volume. Also on a few covers my office chair decided to accompany me with its loud creaking which the microphone picked up.
Any ideas on a better system? Both the guitar and ukulele arn't worth getting internal pickups fitted, so is an external one better? Or can anyone recommend a proper instrument microphone? Or are piezo pickups the way to go?
Oh and before its suggested, the office chair has been removed :]