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

I'm using a Les Paul electric guitar for this tune, but any guitar is suitable. Choose the bridge pickup for more power and clarity.

As far as amps go, any Marshall-style tube amp is a fine choice. Set the amp for a light crunch. Set the Drive to 45%, Bass to 45%, Mid to 55%, Treble to 65%, and Presence to 65%.

Add some reverb for depth.

I used a 10-46 string gage, with a heavy pick so I can dig into those strums and arpeggiations!

Here are the settings I used:

Marshall Plexi Model:
Drive: 45% Bass: 45% Mid: 55% Treb: 65% Presence: 65%
Spring Reverb:
WetDryMIX: 45%