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First let's talk about the guitar tones that I'm using to imitate this recording. The guitar players in Maroon 5 use all kinds of different guitars, and you don't need any particular guitar to play this song.
As always, it's all in the fingers!

That said, for this song I'm using my Telecaster and a Gibson 335. I'm running it through modelled Fender amps with a bit of reverb. For the funky bubble licks I'm using a bit of compression to really make the ghost notes pop. For the chorus of the song, I'm adding a touch of distortion similar to a Tube Screamer.