“It was found in the trunk of a car. They had sanded it to make it look like it wasn’t mine”: Tyler Bryant's stolen Pinky One Strat was played by Jeff Beck, inscribed by Steven Tyler – and, miraculously, returned to him five years after it was taken

Tyler Bryant Fender Strat ‘Pinky’
(Image credit: Scott Legato / Getty Images)

Blues-rocker Tyler Bryant is known for his love of the Fender Stratocaster – indeed, there’s a reason, he was chosen by the Big F as one of the faces of its rip-roaring 70th Anniversary Voodoo Child Strat video. Now he’s discussed the miraculous story of his “most sentimental” Strat: a shell pink Custom Shop model dubbed ‘Pinky One’. 

“Pinky One was stolen from me in Spokane, Washington, and missing for five-and-a-half years,” says Bryant in the new issue of Total Guitar

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.