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

For the electric guitar layers, I'm using a Telecaster, but any electric guitar with a single coil pickup in the bridge position can get close to the tone. Both electric layers feature a bright, sparkly tone that cuts through the mix.

As far as amps go, any Fender style tube amplifier is a perfect choice. Set the amp for bright clean sound. Set the Drive to 20%, Bass to 45%, Mid to 55%, Treble to 70%, and Presence to 75%.

Add some reverb for depth.

Guitar 1 uses more of a crunch or fuzz tone, so either kick in a fuzz pedal, or crank the gain and volume on the amp to achieve the loud, raw tube amp tones heard on the recording.

I used a 10-46 string gage, with a heavy pick so I can dig right into those riffs and strums.

Here are the settings I used:

Fender Twin Reverb Model:
Drive: 20% Bass: 45% Mid: 55% Treb: 70% Presence: 75%
Guitar 2 : Set Drive to 100%, or kick in Fuzz Pedal
Spring Reverb:
WetDryMIX: 25%