Get the tone
As we’re dealing mainly with conceptual ideas here, you can use pretty much any guitar you like. I used a Benedetto Bravo, a hollow body jazz guitar with flatwound strings, although you can achieve perfectly workable results with any guitar on the neck pickup. Pick a little closer to the neck to warm the tone up and set your amplifier to a clean tone with a small amount of reverb and you’re good to go. A heavy-ish pick helps also and aim to have the action not so low that you get fret buzz, a factor that can often be disguised by distortion.