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For the acoustic guitar, any acoustic that has a nice balanced tone and is comfortable to play will do the trick here. There are no FX or processing needed, maybe a touch of reverb if you are plugged into an acoustic amp, to add depth and fill out things a touch.

The crunch guitar is best played with a guitar that has a humbucker in the bridge position, with your volume and tone all the way up. The amp is a crunch Marshall setting - I used a jcm900 model with the drive at 6, bass 0, mid 6, treble 4 - with a touch of reverb to fill it out.

Cinderella used an electric 12 string guitar for the arpeggiated clean parts. You can simulate that sound by using a chorus pedal to fill out the sound (I set it for 50% speed, 10% depth, and 50% wet/dry mix). You could also add some reverb and echo to make the single notes sound bigger.

For the solo, I used the same crunch setting, but added a tube screamer pedal for more gain and sustain, with the drive, gain, and tone all set at 50%. You could add more reverb to really make those long sustained notes sound much bigger.