Hello JamO, thank you very much for the quick and comprehensive reply. This will be very helpful going forward, especially the optimum characteristics of the guitar (although a guitar used with MG does not have to have these). The most interesting thing is the suggestion of thinner strings; it is a usual assumption in standard guitar to midi converters that thicker strings are better than thin. I’m looking forward to experimenting with this in the future.
I did a bit of experimenting with my "synth " guitar (a heavy Strat type with big neck, not terribly resonant, and EMGs with a single coil tap in the bridge), and indeed the best response was with the bridge pickup in single coil mode. This guitar has fairly heavy strings, but worked flawlessly with MG2 when the MG parameters were set up properly.
As an aside, if a player has tracking or glitching problems with some synth plugins but not with others, it helps to check the plugin with a keyboard to see if the plugin’s tones have excessive attack speed or other atypical characteristics. I was pulling my hair out troubleshooting tones from the Waldorf PPG plugin with MG, but found the PPG tones had unusual attack settings that sounded like poor tracking, but was in the patch itself (present with a keyboard).
I’ve been using midi guitar since the mid 80s (started with a GM-70 Roland system with G-202 guitar) and have used about everything since, including my current GR-55. But honestly the tracking and overall playing quality of MG with plugins are comparable with a well set up Roland GR-55 with internal sounds, but you are not limited to the Roland tones with MG. And the midi out of every Roland 13 pin product I’ve used has been fairly awful. Basically MG has made the Roland system obsolete unless you need different patches on each string.
Bravo for creating what is frankly a miraculous product!!