Well the store is located in New Mexico which is reliably about 20 years behind the rest of the country in most things.OP's friend wants to sell a guitar to teenagers. Most of these posts are songs teenagers have never heard or at least wouldn't find relevant.
I think we need the younger crowd for this. I'm unfortunately unable to be of much help.
Green River, CCR. Great riff.I have a buddy who works in a little mom and pop type guitar store. He’s a casual player, mostly rhythm and melody. Called me the other day saying he needed a good riff to play to show off the guitars in the store. Nothing too fancy but something that sounds cool.
I was drawing a blank when he asked, but told him I’d think about it. So, folks, any suggestions? If you were a teenager looking to buy your first guitar, what would catch your ear for the salesman to play. Short and sweet, buddy isn’t a shredder.
Bonus points for instructional video. He’s in another state and it would help to have a link to send him.