Watch the Slow Jimi - Solo online guitar lesson by Jeff Scheetz from Rock Solid
This is in G major, so I am using both the ionian mode and the major pentatonic scale. When playing this type of song, I am thinking phrasing and melody above all else.
If you have a nice singing tone to your guitar sound, it will help to open up your ears to be able to hear nice melodies. A bit of compression will help keep your sound smooth and give it a more vocal quality.