Smallest Mandolin



Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada / December 11, 2011

Pim Zond played music on a mandolin that measures 2 inches in diameter.

- must have an Oriental-style design
- string tones must be individually discernable
- must use non-conventional plectrum
- must be hand-made
- may play any genre of music
- must have at least four strings
- mandolin body must be made of solid wood
- must have tuning pegs
- measurement does not include the neck
- must provide video evidence


Tags: musicsmallestinstrumentmandolin

  • Canada Pim Zond

    Sniff and snuffle

  • The Internet James Lehmann

    Oh, let me play you a sad song on the world's smallest mandolin.

  • Canada Dan Rollman

    Pim What length are you measuring? It looks longer than two inches. Awesome creation, by the way. Love this category.

    • Canada Pim Zond

      2" is the diameter of the circular part ( not the neck)

  • Canada Pim Zond

    I was recently asked to re-post a video of my playing, sort of, Smoke On The Water, on this same lute (I'm still laughing too). You can see it here:


  • United States Emily Patricia

    Wow. Are you playing an actual song or just strumming away? Congrats!

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