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This tune features both acoustic and electric guitars. Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play this song, but one with a brighter tone will cut through the band better.

A Telecaster style guitar is the perfect choice of electric for this song. The Tele is a country staple, and provides that bright and spanky tone perfect for songs like this.

As far as amps go, any Fender style tube amp is a great choice. Dial in some preamp gain to give just a touch of grit and sustain. Add some reverb for depth.

Guitar 1 requires a capo placed on the second fret. It also uses some slight delay to add some dreaminess to the part.

Here are the settings I used:

Fender Deluxe Model: Drive: 35% Bass: 55% Mid: 70% Treb: 65% Presence: 55%

Analog Delay: Time: 270ms Fdback: 50% Wet/DryMIX: 40%

Spring Reverb: WetDryMIX: 40%