You might think that this is a recording trick at first if you listen to the song. Well yes and no. Ewan Dobson here is using delay effects to make this special sound. Sounds great if you ask me. Ewan is using an Boss DD-6 Delay pedal set on 800ms. That's almost 1 second of delay used. That means that when he hits the string on the guitar it takes almost 1 second for the sound to come out.
I like it, some guitar players I think overdo the effects and that's not what you would want. I think when it comes to effects, less is better.
So the other thing that you might notice is that this is not in standard tuning. The tuning for the song Time 2 by Ewan Dobson is Open C Tuning - C G C G C E
I have been playing for so long now so I don't really follow instructions to tune, and I tune more with ear nowdays. But I did take the time to write down exactly how you should tune you're guitar into Open C Tuning.
Follow these steps:
1. Play the 9th fret Low E stirng and the A string open. Retune the 9th fret Low E to match the A string open.
2. Play the 7th fret Low E and the A string open. Retune the A string to match the 7th fret Low E.
3. Play the 12th fret Low E and the D string open. Retune the D string to match the 12th fret Low E.
4. (This is not needed) Play the 12th fret A string and the G string open. Retune the G string to match the 12th fret A string.
5. Play the 5th fret G string and the B string open. Retune the B string to match the 5th fret G string.
6. (This is not needed) Play the 4th fret B string and the High E open. Retune the High E string to match the 4th fret B string.
Ewan Dobsons website is http://ewandobson.com/ there you can find tunings for all his songs. He's got a download section so you can listen to MP3 demos of his music. And also he have a bunch of funny pictures in his gallery. Like a cucumber with wings..?
I need to add also that Ewan is using a thumb pick called the ProPik F-Tone. The pick is split if you have a look at the picture. It's a very nice looking thumb pick, and it seems to work well for Ewan. Although the picture don't show a thumb pick, this one is a pick for you're fingers. But they look almost the same. So you get the idea.