I'm trying to learn to play Fated, Faithful, Fatal by Marilyn Manson. It's an acoustic song and although i know the chords he's using i cant figure out how he gets that clean/crunchy sound.

The song can be heard here:

Is he using new strings? A certain type of guitar? Metal plectrum?

Any help/advice from seasoned acoustic players would be appreciated.
Mj :-)