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Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play along with this tune, but an acoustic with a brighter tone will help cut through the band a bit better.

A Les Paul was used on the original recording of this song and is my guitar of choice for this tutorial. That said, any electric guitar will be suitable to play this tune. The overall tone has more to do with the amp settings and effect choices.

As far as amps go, any Fender-style tube amp is a fine choice. Set the amp for a clean sound, and add some spring reverb for depth. Set the preamp gain at 30%, bass at 45%, mids at 45%, treble at 60%, and the presence at 65%.

For the electric, I used a 10-46 string gage, with a heavy pick so I can dig right into those licks and fills and get some solid attack out of them.

Here are the settings I used:

Fender Deluxe Model:
Drive: 30% Bass: 45% Mid: 45% Treb: 60% Presence: 65%
Fuzz Pedal:
Fuzz: 65% Tone: 75%
Spring Reverb:
WetDryMIX: 45%