I'm a big fan of making decisions early in the recording process. I like to commit to sounds and effects. But it's also smart to have a backup plan in case something goes wrong, or the unexpected happens. The vibe of a song can change late in the game, and you don't want to be stuck with 4 tracks of fuzzed out guitar when the song turns into a jangly pop tune in the eleventh hour. Maybe the guitar player has finished his tracks and he just left on a 2 week vacation. You're stuck treading water until he gets back.
The best way to avoid this situation is to always record a direct guitar signal in addition to the microphone at the amplifier. That way you can go back and reamp the same guitar and performance without forcing the player to get another great take. Recording both the DI and the mic'd amp has always been a common practice for bass, but I find it very helpful for guitar as well.
Any decent DI box will have a "thru" output, meaning it has a 1/4" instrument cable output in addition to a balanced XLR output. Plug your guitar into the DI box, send the XLR out to a preamp & audio interface input, and use an instrument cable to connect the "thru" output to your guitar amp. Mic up and record the amp as well.
This way, you end up with 2 guitar tracks: one mic at the amp and one direct guitar signal. You may not need the direct signal at all, but you if the amp'd track is not working, you can slap an amp/cab emulation plugin on the direct track, or use a reamp box to send it to a different amp with new pedals, and record that.
I like Radial products for this purpose:
Give it a shot - it will probably save you a few headaches, and it may even open up new creative possibilities.