Category Archives: Mandolins

The Mandolin King – Preview

Here is something you don’t see often, a twin mandolin.

See the preview for the Manodolin King.

Cruz Quinal, “the mandolin king,” lives near CumanĂ¡, Venezuela in a mountain valley surrounded by sugarcane fields. Perpetuating 16th century Spanish traditions of guitar-making, Cruz fashions such musical instruments as cuatros, marimba, escarpandola, and his own creation, a mandolin with two fretboards. He is an accomplished musician as well. In this moving portrait, Cruz compares himself to a decaying colonial church across the street: revered yet neglected, the village altar stands, paint peeling, under the open sky. a film by John Dickinson distributed by Documentary Educational Resources

Mandolin Bridge Adjustment

I used to get sharp notes as I played my mandolin and after getting some comments on my video where I tune my instrument, I decided to adjust the bridge. The result turned out so well that I decided to quickly make a video about it. Please subscribe! Also check out my other sites on the Web: Blogs: or Facebook: Twitter: