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I'm using a Stratocaster 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 Fender-style tube amp is a fine choice. Set the amp for a bright clean tone with a touch of grit. Set the Drive to 40%, Bass to 30%, Mid to 60%, Treble to 70%, and Presence to 65%.

Add plenty of reverb for depth.

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

Here are the settings I used:

Fender Deluxe Model:
Drive: 40% Bass: 30% Mid: 60% Treb: 70% Presence: 65%
Spring Reverb:
WetDryMIX: 50%