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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 help cut through the band better.

As far as electric guitars go, guitars 2 and 3 are a Les Paul, but any guitar with humbucker pickups can come close to the tone. Guitar 2 uses the neck pickup for a creamier lead tone, while guitar 3 is switched to the bridge pickup for a more crunchy rock sound. Guitar 4 is a Telecaster, but any guitar with a single coil pickup in the bridge position will be suitable.

As far as amps go, a cranked up Marshall style tube amp is a great choice. Set the pre-amp gain for full to dial in a thick crunch sound. For all the electric guitars, you'll be using your guitars volume control to clean up the sound and play dynamically throughout the tune. Guitar 4 uses some digital delay for the swells in the outro. Add reverb to all guitars for some depth. Here are the settings I used:

Marshall Plexi: Drive: 100% Bass: 55% Mid: 55% Treb: 65% Presence: 55%

Digital Delay (Guitar 4 - Outro): Time: 366ms Feedback: 45% Wet/DryMIX: 40%

Spring Reverb: WetDryMIX: 30%