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So in the early period (1963 - 1964) the guitar sound was much "cleaner" and "twangier"; not much distortion/overdrive used. This can be achieved with a very cheap guitar if you use the bridge pick up, (the one at the end, furthest from the neck). These songs are mainly chordal and the solos are very, very simple. 

In the middle era (1965 - 1967) you use much more distortion and special effects. The sitar sound can be achieved by using a slide, and again, the bridge pick up. This time a lot more studio effects were in use during the songs so it won't be as easy to replicate them live. Although, the use of a Wah-Wah peddle might come in handy.

In the later era (1968 - 1970) the a more "dirtier", "gravely", "crunchy" sound to the guitar tone. There is not as much effects here so it wuld be a good idea to play these ones.#

And on to equipment: For the guitar I'd recommend a telecaster as it pretty much handles all three stages. (the stratocaster is too twangy for middle or late and the les paul is too "heavy".) But, then again, it is all up to you :)

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