Add to EJ Playlist I know Keith played the electric part without any capo or anything, but I'd swear the acoustic is capoed up. You can hear that high G# note being suspended up to A during the intro. I also tuned the low E string down to D so I could let it drone a little bit.
Add to EJ Playlist I think it's possible John did the acoustic part with a capo at the first fret (in the video clip of the band rehearsing this in the studio, it's hard to tell if he has a capo or not), but on the David Frost promo clip, he's certainly playing it like this in F.
Add to EJ Playlist In open A, although Keith may have used open G (DGDGBD). Same fingerings. Had a bunch of requests for this one, although it's probably the most boring Stones song to play. Great tune, though.
Add to EJ Playlist In open D with a capo at the second fret: DADF#AD
I read an interview with Keith where he said this is how he recorded it, with a Hummingbird acoustic (though I'm not doing his arrangement, I made up my own for this video). But I don't think he's ever played it live the same way he originally recorded it. The closest would be the live audio track they recorded for the original JJF single, which sounds identical to the studio version (except with electric guitars).
As for the riff, there are a hundred ways to play it, and I came up with this.
Add to EJ Playlist I believe Keith did this in open E (capoed to F), but I've tuned to open D (same thing, just tuned lower: DADF#AD) and capoed up a little higher. I just didn't want to break my G string tuning it up.
This guitar isn't set up for slide, so it's a little metallic-soundi ng on the frets. Wish I had a dobro to get the right tone!
Add to EJ Playlist This is the single/edited version. It's tuned to open G and capoed up to C.
This is another song that I suspect Keith used a Nashville tuning on (using only the octave strings from a 12-string set). You can hear the highest string (D) ringing pretty clearly an octave above the standard D string.
Add to EJ Playlist In open G. This is the outtake version without most of the overdubs.
For this recording, Keith used a "Nashville stringing" on his guitar -- taking the high octave strings from a 12-string set and putting those on a 6-string guitar. It doesn't sound quite as chimey when you play it with a set of regular strings, but it still sounds fine.