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A single coil equipped guitar such as a Strat or Tele is the ideal choice to play this song. The single coil pickup in the bridge position gives a bright, spanky tone perfect for honky-tonk style riffing and country soloing.

Concerning amps, any Marshall style tube amp is a great choice. Set the gain control for some smooth overdrive and medium crunch. The lead guitars will require more gain for added sustain, so crank the drive up to 100%, or kick in an overdrive pedal to achieve more saturation. Add a touch of reverb for some added depth. Check out the settings I used:

Marshall Plexi model: Drive: 50-100% Bass: 45% Mid: 55% Treble: 55% Presence: 60%