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I'm using a Telecaster for this song, but any electric guitar is suitable to play this song. Choose the bridge pickup for a clearer, more powerful tone.

As far as amps go, any Fender style tube amplifier is a perfect choice. Set the amp for clean sound. Set the Drive to 20%, Bass to 45%, Mid to 55%, Treble to 60%, and Presence to 65%.

Add some reverb for depth.

For Guitar 2, add a touch of overdrive for more saturation and sustain to play those lead fills.

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

Here are the settings I used:

Fender Twin Reverb Model:
Drive: 20% Bass: 45% Mid: 55% Treb: 60% Presence: 65%
Tube Screamer (Guitar 2):
Gain: 30% Tone: 50%
Spring Reverb:
WetDryMIX: 25%