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As a rule, small diaphragm capacitor microphones give the best results though you can also get good results using a large diaphragm model if that's all you have. Avoid dynamic microphones if possible as they tend to be rather insensitive and their high frequency response is not as good as a typical capacitor model.
Though you will see articles in books and magazines suggesting 'standard' mic positions, these vary from instrument to instrument so the simplest way to find that 'best' position is to get the player to perform while you move the mic, at the same time monitoring the results over headphones.