Get the tone
Jeff Lynne prefers classic instruments such as Gibson Les Paul, Fender Strat and Tele, and Gibson acoustics. Amps are often classic Fender or Vox style and effects are minimal. There’s a crunch to the overdriven parts, but always serving the arrangement, rather than overpowering it. For the electric rhythm parts go for middle or bridge pickup, and for the solo try a warm and flutey neck pickup tone. Go easy on the reverb and delay.