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       The instrument below is offered for sale by a private individual, and is the responsibility of its owner.

You can display ukes and related items here for an administration fee of only 5 (or US $10) per item - CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW

Dallas model 'E' ukulele-banjo from the estate of George Formby

The first ever George Formby model 'E' banjo-uke, presented to George himself by the manufacturers John E Dallas & Sons before production commenced, probably in 1936. Serial number E/1001 can be seen on the back of the peghead.

Formby kept the instrument until his death in 1961; after which it was purchased by his brother Frank at the famous 'Beryldene Auction'.

Months later the uke was sold to entertainer Les Henry, who retained it until 1998 when it was purchased by Formby impersonator Alan Randall.

Now, twelve years after Alan's passing, the Randall family invite offers for this unique piece of showbusiness history.

View the video for a demonstration and commentary by Andy Eastwood; contact details below.

George Formby ukulele-banjo - front

George Formby ukulele-banjo - side

George Formby ukulele-banjo - news cutting

George Formby ukulele-banjo - peghead

George Formby ukulele-banjo - serial number

George Formby ukulele-banjo - auction photo

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