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This song features a multitude of guitar layers, including 6 and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars. In fact, Frank Hannon plays this tune live with a Gibson double-neck 6 and 12 string guitar. While most of us don't have such a guitar in our arsenal, we can still get close to the tones.

As far as the acoustic guitars go, any 6 string acoustic will work great here. If you don't have a 12 string, don't worry, as the parts work equally as well with a 6 string acoustic.

As far as the electric guitar goes, any guitar with a humbucker pickup in the bridge position will be suitable for this song.

As far as amps go, any cranked up Marshall style tube amp is a great choice. For Guitar 5, dial in a light crunch sound. Guitar 5 also features a distinct rotary speaker effect (or Leslie effect) that gives the guitar a bit of an organ quality, and sets the mood of the song.

For guitar 7, you'll want a higher gain sound for thick open chords and leads, so crank up the pre-amp gain on your amp, or kick in an overdrive or distortion pedal. Add reverb to all guitars for some depth. Here are the settings I used:

Marshall Plexi: Drive: 55% Bass: 55% Mid: 55% Treb: 65% Presence: 55% Set Drive to 100% for Guitar7

Rotary Speaker Effect (Guitar 5): Speed: SLOW Tone: 65% Wet/DryMIX: 100%

Spring Reverb: WetDryMIX: 30%