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Any acoustic guitar can be used to play this song, but one with a brighter tone will help cut through the band mix a bit better.

For the electric, I’m using a Les Paul with the bridge pickup for a bright, clear tone, but any guitar is suitable.

As far as amps go, any Marshall style tube amp is a desirable choice. Set the amp for a light crunch sound. Set the Drive to 60%, Bass to 50%, Mid to 55%, Treble to 60%, and Presence to 65%.

The electric guitar uses some echo and reverb to add depth.

I’m using 10-46 gage for the electric with a heavy pick. For the acoustic I’m using 11-52 string gage with a medium pick.

Here are the settings I used:

Marshall Plexi Model:
Drive: 60% Bass: 50% Mid: 55% Treb: 60% Presence: 65%
Echo (Delay):
Time: 385ms Feedback: 40% Wet/DryMIX: 25%
Chamber Reverb:
WetDryMIX: 35%