November 16, 2010 - submitted by Tim, United States of America

Q. In this video of Yellow live, I noticed Chris is playing a strange instrument. I think it's a mandolin, but I'm not sure. Thank you

The Oracle replies:

I didn't even need to watch it to know what instrument you'd mistaken for a mandolin; it's a teardrop guitar.
Chris actually had a white Vox Teardrop that he played Yellow on during the X&Y tour (later painted by the band's assistant Vicki for the Viva tour) but the model in the video you saw was borrowed for that show.