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Andy Summers is famous for playing a Telecaster with a humbucker as the neck pickup, but he also played many other types of guitars, and you can play this song on any guitar. I'll be using my Tele and my Strat and I'll be running them through some modeled Fender amps, with a little bit of reverb.

I have my amp cranked, so it breaks up and compresses a little bit. That sounds really nice for this kind of "punk reggae" sound! Other than that, the main guitar is pretty straight forward tone-wise; I set my Tele on the bridge pickup and hit it pretty hard most of the time.

The really interesting guitar part, when it comes to gear and tone, is the part that comes in for the breakdown after the 2nd chorus. This guitar uses quite a bit of reverb, chorus and delay to add the basic ambience, and it's also using what sounds like an Orange Phaser with it's one knob set to 11 'o clock.