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A Japanese-made ukulele banjo that has both its rosewood bridge and tailpiece propped up by old sixpences. Brian used it onstage for the song Bring Back That Leroy Brown, taken from the 1974 album Sheer Heart Attack.
BM: “I have an original George Formby ukulele that my dad had with him all through the war and I have a feeling that’s the one I would have used on the record (I did have a selection of them in there), but this ukulele banjo is certainly the one I used all the time on tour.
"It used to have a piece of foam around it so I could slot it on top of the guitar. It was definitely fun to be able to throw that in, it was the last thing anyone was expecting at the time.”