L.R. Baggs makes some of the finest pickups and preamps for acoustic guitar amplification.
Why, you may ask yourself, are we carrying acoustic guitar pickups, when we are known worldwide for Oktava microphones and accessories?
Well, many of our Oktava customers are buying mics to record their acoustic guitars, but they also need something for live sound reinforcement. While in a "perfect" live setting with a great PA, great monitors, and a sound engineer that actually knows what he/she is doing, a condenser microphone can be wonderful. However 90% of the time, an acoustic guitar pickup will be a far better choice than a microphone.
I've been using L.R. Baggs' pickups for years. You may find different pickups out there in the marketplace, but they will only be different, not better. If you can't make your guitar sound good with L.R. Baggs' stuff, then get off the internet, stop typing and practice.
What do I use?... I swear by the iBeam passive and a Para DI.