“The coach of the Dallas Mavericks came up to me after the show and said, ‘What’s your dream guitar?’ I said a 1960 Fender Stratocaster. A few days later one showed up at my house”: Tyler Bryant on his remarkable Strat stories

Tyler Bryant
(Image credit: Allysse Gafkjen)

Tyler Bryant’s blues-rock credentials are impeccable. He was mentored by real-deal Texas bluesman Roosevelt Twitty, grew up playing sweaty Texas clubs, and collaborated with Robben Ford and Junior Wells. Along the way, his band has supported B.B. King, Jeff Beck, and Joe Bonamassa. His Strats have been in his hands for all of it.

What was it like being involved in the videos celebrating the Strat’s 70th Anniversary?

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Jenna Scaramanga

Jenna writes for Total Guitar and Guitar World, and is the former classic rock columnist for Guitar Techniques. She studied with Guthrie Govan at BIMM, and has taught guitar for 15 years. She's toured in 10 countries and played on a Top 10 album (in Sweden).