“Audio Technica team introduced a new video tutorial series on how to record any instrument (pianos, percussion, strings, guitars, vocals and more). Most of the videos offer more than one technique for each instrument and a great starting point for engineers.”
Recording different instruments is a real challenge when you are after a certain sound. There should always be space for experimentation and adjustments within the context of a certain recording environment – equipment and performer. Aside from this learning the basic techniques is essential even for finding new ways.
Here is a great video series (30 instruments) from AT, revealing how to record different instruments with their mics,
There are some great AT mics but you may also apply these techniques with your own equivalent equipment.