Floyd Rose Artists

James "J.Y." Young

Styx
Floyd Rose Original
www.styxworld.com

James "J.Y." Young, guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for playing lead guitar in the rock band, Styx.  J.Y. plays mostly Stratocasters and all of his guitars have Floyd Rose locking trems strung with .008-.038-gauge strings.

Styx won a recording contract with Chicago-based Wooden Nickel Records, and Young and Denis DeYoung co-wrote Styx' debut single "Best Thing," which was a minor radio hit. The group's second album slanted far more heavily toward DeYoung's contributions; the breakthrough success of his piano-based rock ballad "Lady" launched a string of Top 10 hits for Styx that would last through the mid-1970s and into the early 1980s.