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

For the electric guitar, I’m using a semi hollowbody guitar and choosing the neck pickup for a smooth round tone.

As far as amps go, any Fender style tube amp is a desirable choice. Set up the amp for clean, just on the edge of breakup. Set the Drive to 50%, Bass to 45%, Mid to 55%, Treble to 60%, and Presence to 65%.

Add some reverb to both guitars for depth.

I used a 10-46 string gage, with a heavy pick so I can dig into those licks and fills.

Here are the settings I used:

Fender Deluxe Model:
Drive: 50% Bass: 45% Mid: 55% Treb: 60% Presence: 65%
Spring Reverb:
WetDryMIX: 35%